Conflicts & War

China, Palestine, Arab and Islamic countries’ FMs meet in Beijing

Beijing, Nov 20 (EFE).- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Monday with his Palestinian counterpart Riyad Al-Maliki, who arrived in Beijing as part of a delegation of foreign ministers from Arab and Islamic countries.

Specifically, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia and Jordan were also present at the meeting with Wang.

The Chinese foreign minister said he reaffirmed Monday the country’s position in the conflict, which seeks the “restoration of peace” and the “implementation of the two-state solution.”

“China will always stand on the side of the just cause of legitimate rights,” Wang said at the Diaoyutai ceremonial grounds at the beginning of the meeting.

Wang said he urged the international community to take “effective measures” so that the war “does not advance further,” and that he would “pull the strings” around the world to continue “engaging in peace talks with multiple actors.”

Al-Maliki thanked his counterpart for inviting him to a meeting he considered “on behalf of the Arab and Islamic world for the crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.”

“For Israel, this is the last war to end wars (…) They want to eliminate all Palestinians,” the Palestinian minister added.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan said he demanded “an immediate ceasefire” and said China was jointly responsible for a possible de-escalation.

The Chinese minister called for a peaceful solution to the conflict in late October between Palestine and Israel and said in a phone conversation with Al-Maliki that he expressed his “deep solidarity” with the people of Gaza. EFE


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