The international talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, over the weekend have helped "to consolidate international consensus" on finding a peaceful solution on the Ukraine crisis, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, Reuters reported.
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 told Reuters in a written statement.
"All parties positively commented on Li Hui's attendance, and fully backed China's positive role in facilitating peace talks," the statement said.
The statement also said China will continue to strengthen dialog based on its 12-point peace proposal, and "accumulate mutual trust," without going into specific details, according to Reuters.
CNN has reached out to China's foreign ministry.
Some background: China's comments come amid speculation over the nature and extent of its supposed alliance with Russia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met his counterpart Vladimir Putin in person 40 times since coming to power in 2012 -- far more than any other world leader.
In recent years, the world's two most powerful autocratic leaders have brought their countries even closer together in an ambition to challenge what they see as a world order inflicted by "American hegemony."
But as the devastating war drags on, Beijing’s costly alignment has been compounded by fears that the protracted conflict could ultimately destabilize Putin’s grip on power.
Additional reporting from CNN's Nectar Gan.