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Xi Calls for Global Efforts in Resolving Palestine Issue

Source:China Daily Published:2020-12-03 16:25

China is ready to continue to work with the international community and make unremitting efforts to achieve an all-around, just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian issue at an early date.

Xi made the comment in a congratulatory message to a special United Nations meeting on Tuesday for observing the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Xi also called on the global community to contribute to realizing peace, stability and development in the Middle East.

The world should now pay more attention to the severe challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses for Palestine and should help the Palestinian people fight the novel coronavirus, Xi said.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, China has sent Palestine, through bilateral and multilateral channels, multiple shipments of aid for fighting the virus, and as a good friend of Palestine, China will continue to offer help within its capacity, he said.

In 1977, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the annual observance of Nov 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Xi emphasized that China pays close attention to the Palestinian issue, always stays true to international justice and morality, supports the just cause of the Palestinian people regaining their legitimate national rights, and supports efforts that are conducive to promoting a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue.

The Palestinian issue, Xi said, which is at the heart of the Middle East issue, is a matter of importance to regional peace and stability, international fairness and justice, and human conscience and morality.

Achieving Palestine and Israel's neighborly, peaceful coexistence is not only the dream of generations of the Palestinian and Israeli people, but also the ardent expectation of the people of all countries in the region and of the international community, he said.

The world should stay committed to the two-state solution as the right direction and strive to promote the Middle East peace process on the basis of relevant UN resolutions and the "land for peace" principle, he added.

Editor:Zhao Xichen