BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that recent international talks in Saudi Arabia on resolving the Ukraine crisis helped “consolidate international consensus.”

China’s Special Envoy for Eurasian Affairs, Li Hui, “had extensive contact and communication with all parties on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis… listened to all sides’ opinions and proposals, and further consolidated international consensus,” the foreign ministry said in a written statement carried by Reuters.

Senior officials from some 40 countries took part in the Jeddah talks that ended on Sunday.

The participating countries, including the US, China and India met for discussions that Ukraine and its allies hope will lead to agreement on key principles for a peaceful end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The participants agreed on the importance of continuing international consultation and exchanging views to pave the way for peace.

They also expressed the importance of benefiting from the positive opinions and proposals that were discussed during the two-day meeting.