China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged all parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Gaza to abandon geopolitical considerations, form international consensus, cease-fire, and stop the war to prevent a humanitarian disaster.
Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zambry Abdul Kadir expressed appreciation for China’s efforts in promoting a cease-fire, protecting civilians, and seeking peace talks. China is expected to play a crucial role in resuming negotiations with Israel and Palestine, ensuring humanitarian aid delivery, expediting the “two-state solution,” and achieving Middle East peace.
China’s special envoy to the Middle East, Zhai Jun, will attend a summit on the Palestinian question in Cairo at the invitation of the Egyptian government. He arrived in Doha and spoke with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, and Qatar’s Minister of State, Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al-Khulaifi.
China opposes attacks on innocent civilians and actions that violate international law. Wang argues that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict stems from the constant occupation of Palestinian land and the neglect of the Palestinian people’s demands for statehood. The fundamental solution to the conflict is the “two-state solution” and the peaceful coexistence of Palestine and Israel.
China supports the restoration of Palestinian legitimate rights and hopes for political settlement and effective implementation of UN Security Council resolutions. It is willing to strengthen communication with Malaysia and other peace-loving countries and continue efforts for peace in the Middle East.
China congratulates Malaysia on hosting the third Belt and Road Initiative International Cooperation Forum and believes the initiative promotes regional connectivity, strengthens international trade ties, and provides opportunities for regional and global development.