The disclosure was made by Wang Di, the Director of the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China during a recent press conference.
He said that his country is ready to assist in solving conflicts in different countries including tensions between Rwanda and DRC.
Wang Di was responding to a question on the country’s mediation efforts to end tensions between countries in conflicts particularly on the African continent.
He said that his country will make possible efforts to restore trust between both countries in case one of concerned parties demands intervention.
“China is always ready to be a good and reliable mediator. For any issues around the world, China’s position is that we support dialogue and consultations. For all issues, we are ready to play a constructive role as soon as the conflicting parties demand intervention. China is ready to contribute to resolving those issues,” noted Wang Di.
He however explained that China cannot intervene in tensions between Rwanda and Congo without call for support.
Wang Di highlighted dialogue is the best option to solve clashes instead of military action.
Rwanda and DRC have been experiencing strained relations related to reciprocal accusations.
Congo accuses Rwanda of backing M23 rebel groups during a fighting against Congolese Army (FARDC).
Rwanda has repeatedly rejected the claim and blamed the neighbouring country of working with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a terrorist group formed by individuals responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which harbours intentions to threaten its security.
To calm the tensions, dialogues have been initiated on the mediation of different countries including Angola, France and Qatar.