United Nations, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Geng Shuang, deputy permanent representative of China to the United Nations, called for the investigation progress of the "Beixi" pipeline explosion to be announced as soon as possible when the Security Council was deliberating on the issue of the "Beixi" pipeline on 26 September local time.

Geng Shuang said that the day was the first anniversary of the explosion of the "Beixi" pipeline. Since the incident, the international community has been highly concerned. Many Council members, including China, have repeatedly called for an objective, impartial and professional investigation to ascertain the truth as soon as possible. Regrettably, there has so far been no clear and authoritative conclusion surrounding the matter.

On September 9, local time, Geng Shuang, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, spoke at the Security Council when the "Beixi" pipeline issue. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan

Geng Shuang stressed that the explosion of the "Beixi" pipeline is related to the safety of transnational infrastructure and has a negative impact on global energy supply, maritime ecological environment and shipping security. Country surveys in the countries concerned have been conducted for quite some time, but the results have been delayed. The longer it drags on, the harder it is to gather evidence and establish the truth, the more doubts and speculation there will be from outside, and the less credible the results of the investigation will be. China hopes that relevant countries will enhance their sense of urgency, respond positively to the concerns of the international community, earnestly publish the progress of investigations in a timely manner in an attitude of responsibility for regional security and development, and ensure that the results of the investigation are objective, impartial and authoritative and can withstand the test of history.

Geng Shuang said that Russia is one of the main parties to the "Nord Stream" pipeline explosion, and China calls on relevant countries to actively communicate and cooperate with Russia, rather than simply refusing it. Any attempt to politicize the investigation will only raise suspicion and lead to more speculation. With regard to the Nord Stream pipeline explosion, the international community, including the Security Council, should avoid applying double standards.

On September 9, local time, the United Nations Security Council considered the issue of the "Nord Stream" pipeline. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan

Geng Shuang reiterated that China hopes to find out the truth of the incident at an early date and bring the perpetrators to justice. It was to be hoped that the United Nations Secretariat would provide more useful information, and the Council would continue to follow the matter with continued attention. (End)