NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — All Syrian parties should return to the negation table to find solutions and make compromise to resolve the five-year-old Syrian crisis, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong on Thursday.

Li spoke at an International Syria Support Group (ISSG) ministerial meeting held in New York. He noted that countries need to go beyond national interests and geopolitics, and exert joint efforts to avoid greater global crises.

Li said the international community should progress in parallel in terms of cease-fire, political negotiations, humanitarian assistance and counter-terrorism, give full play to the role of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, and re-launch a political process as soon as possible.

All parties should form synergy and make concerted efforts at national, regional and international levels on the Syria issue in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2254, he added.

Li said China welcomes the fact that Russia and the United States have reached a cease-fire agreement on Syria and hopes that the new deal can inject fresh impetus into improving the situation in Syria.

China calls on relevant parties to make concrete efforts to properly deal with the current challenges, effectively implement and maintain the cease-fire agreement.