Secretary-General's remarks on Syria to reporters in Beijing
Beijing, 18 July 2012
I had very good meetings with President Hu Jintao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the situation in Syria.
I have explained how serious the situation is now and all the leaders in China have also shared my view that this situation is very serious. Therefore, I sincerely hope that the Members of the Security Council will be able to discuss with a sense of urgency and take collective action with a sense of unity.
We cannot go on this way. So many people have lost their lives during such a long time.
I sincerely hope that Members of the Security Council will be united and take action.
For further information, my Spokesperson will issue a statement [readout].
Thank you very much.