China, which has remained quiet regarding the Libya conflict, said it opposes military action in Libya. China supports a “Libyan-led and Libyan-owned” political process led by the UN, and called on both sides to resume dialogue and reach a cease fire. He said China maintains contact with both sides of the conflict.
On a tour of African countries, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, in Cairo, said that “China has noticed the recent escalation… we always believe that the Libyan issue can only be truly and properly settled by political means.”
Wang will also visit Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe, as part of a tradition where Chinese foreign ministers make their first foreign visit to the African continent to stress the high value they place on Beijing’s relationship with these countries. China is dependent on African natural resources, and is including many of these countries in its One Belt One Road initiative. Yi also met with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Sec. Generation of the Arab League, who rejected foreign interference in Libya.