China, France support UN ceasefire resolution, but hope for peace rests with the United States

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By Jhon Sánchez

Last month, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called for a ceasefire to properly fight the pandemic. “I call for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put the armed conflict under control and to focus together on the real fight of our lives ”, he said.

As a permanent member of the Security Council, French President Macron was the first to express his support at of The resolution. He takes the initiative to coordinate a videoconference with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council, and he said in an interview for RFI, “President Xi Jinping has confirmed his agreement,” said Macron. “President Trump has confirmed his agreement to me. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed his agreement to me. I think President Putin will also agree. “

As of April 3, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Colombia, Libya, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen have also supported the initiative..

April 18, Zhang Jung, Chinese Ambassador to the United States tweeted:

The United States may be the main obstacle to approval of the resolution due to its most recent policies, such as funding from WHO and UNICEF. Many express their frustration with Donald Trump and see how the United States has lost its leadership on the international stage. Ryan Kaminski tweeted:

However, the hope for peace remains. Different groups have agreed to a ceasefire, for example, the Syrian democratic forces led by the Kurds and New People’s Army, a Filipino rebel group.

Perhaps, the possibility of a cease-fire lies between peoples and different groups in combat and why not – the signing of concrete peace treaties. This already happened during the First World War in what is called the Christmas truce. It all started because the soldiers made a tacit agreement to cease fire every day during breakfast. It was only a short time during the day, but in the British and the Germans just waited for the other side to sing their national anthem before they started shooting. This little act of mutual trust evolved into a German-British Christmas celebration, and after that the soldiers refused to shoot their friends. It lasted until their generals found out. Being in the business of war, and the generals ordered the soldiers to shoot and bring a corpse. This is how the “leaders” destroyed the possibility of peace. It has always been like that: presidents who blocked UN resolutions or leaders who preferred blood to mutual agreements. People in the trenches could see the absurdity of war for brief periods of confidence. This pandemic can help us recognize that we are fighting an enemy who is simply another person like ours, a person who also needs breakfast.


Jhon Sánchez: A born Colombian, Mr. Sánchez, arrived in New York to apply for political asylum where he is now a lawyer. Her stories are available in Midway Journal, The Meadow, Newfound, Fiction on the Web, among others. In February, Teleport released its new “Handy”. The DeDramafi was published on The Write Launch and Storylandia will reprint it in issue 36. It has received the Horned Dorset Colony for 2018 and the Byrdcliffe Artist Residence Program for 2019. 2021, New Lit Salon Press will publish its collection Enjoy fun Death and other stories that will kill you. For updates, please visit the Facebook page @WriterJhon



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