Chinese Foreign Minister affirms his country’s support for the just cause of Palestine

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki, held a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang, which dealt with aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially with the approaching celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the State of Palestine, and the motivation of the two countries in developing and deepening these relations in various aspects. and ways.

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang started the conversation by expressing his happiness for the phone conversation with Minister Al-Maliki, stressing that Palestine is a friend and partner country of China and his country supports the just cause of the Palestinian people, recalling the important historical meeting that brought together Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the summit. The Chinese Arab League held last December in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, where the Chinese president affirmed at the time his country’s support for granting the State of Palestine full membership in the United Nations and his call for the establishment of an independent and fully sovereign Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the two-state solution. .

Minister Gang affirmed his readiness to make the required efforts to implement what was agreed upon between the two presidents, to continue to assist Palestine economically and politically, and to support the required development projects.
The Chinese minister also reaffirmed China’s keenness to provide the strong support required for the embodiment of the Palestinian state, and for it to become a full member of the United Nations.

He also reaffirmed that his country supports the request of the State of Palestine to become a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Likewise, his country’s support, China, in strengthening the PA’s efforts in the matter of national reconciliation, in supporting efforts for negotiations on the basis of a two-state solution, for stability in the Middle East, in convening an international peace conference in order to solve the Palestinian issue politically, and the need for Israel to adhere to international law and implement United Nations resolutions, on top of which Resolution 2334.

For his part, Minister Al-Maliki congratulated his Chinese counterpart on his appointment as State Adviser and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and invited him to visit Palestine and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and to hold political consultations at the ministerial level.

Minister Al-Maliki also stressed the importance of the upcoming visit of President Mahmoud Abbas to China during the month of June, in response to an invitation extended to him by his Chinese counterpart during the recent Riyadh meeting, and his willingness to coordinate bilaterally with him in order to make the visit a success and achieve its desired goals. He also thanked China for its support for Palestine in all international forums, and for its steadfastness in its principled positions on the Palestinian cause and its justice.

He also called on his Chinese counterpart to work to raise the level of bilateral cooperation to the level of strategic partnership and to accelerate the signing of several agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries, including the completion of negotiations on a free trade agreement between them.

At the same time, Minister Malki reaffirmed the position of the State of Palestine in support of friendly China, China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Palestine’s full respect for the one-China policy, support for China in its position on issues related to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the face of campaigns targeting it in international forums, and opposition to interference in Chinese internal affairs. Al-Maliki also praised China’s efforts to restore diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its great involvement in supporting stability, security and development in our region and the world at large.

It is noteworthy that the Chinese minister has accepted the invitation of his Palestinian counterpart to visit the State of Palestine, provided that the matter is followed up at the level of diplomatic channels and in accordance with the programs of the two ministers.

In turn, he invited Minister Al-Maliki to visit China at the time he deems appropriate according to their program.

The two ministers agreed to continue contact and coordination between them in the near future in order to maintain distinguished working relations that would allow the development of bilateral relations moving forward.

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