by|Abeer Almadawy


       Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country strongly supports the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the basis of the 1967 borders.

During his meeting with the representatives of the Palestinian delegation, Wang urged the formation of a unified force and adherence to resolving differences through dialogue.
The Palestinian delegation, which is visiting Beijing, expressed gratitude for China's support for the cause of the Palestinian people and hoped Beijing would play a bigger role in the Middle East.

 During a seminar about the Palestinian issue and ways of peace with Israel ,held in Beijing, China 20- 22 of Dec. 2017,
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the Palestinian situation as a "historical tragedy" and that the independent state of Palestine has not yet been built.

In an interview with the television services, Wang said China is calling for a final settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli issue through dialogue and negotiation under the UN resolution.

"It's been 70 years since the United Nations adopted the resolution that provides for the partition of Palestine, but the Palestinian state is not built yet, even after 70 years. This is a historical tragedy that should not continue."

"All responsible countries should stand out and speak out in a joint voice to bring the Palestinian-Israeli issue back to the path of dialogue and negotiation," Wang said.

"In particular, we must follow the UN resolutions and respect the wishes of the majority of countries to reach a final settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli issue," he said.

A two-day Palestinian-Israeli peace seminar was held in Beijing, where participants reiterated that the two-state solution is the only way to achieve peace in the region.

From his side, Chinese envoy to the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng, confirmed that the two-state solution is the only option to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stressing on the need to avoid any unilateral steps that undermine this solution.

On the UN resolution condemning Washington's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Wang said the vote at the United Nations on Thursday reflects the consensus of the international community to call for accelerating the peace process in the Middle East.


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