Xi greets UN over Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinians

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to a meeting held by the United Nations (UN) to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, CGTN reported on Wednesday.
In his message, Xi pointed out that the Palestinian issue, as a root problem in the Middle East, bears on regional peace and stability, on international equity and justice, and on human conscience and morality.
To realize peaceful coexistence as neighbors between Palestine and Israel has not only been a dream of the Palestinian and Israeli people for generations, but is also a sincere hope of all nations in the region as well as the international community, Xi said.
He suggested that the international community adhere to the right direction of the two-state solution and make efforts to promote the peace process in the Middle East on the basis of international consensuses such as relevant UN resolutions and the “land for peace” principle.
Under current circumstances, he added, the international community should pay more attention to the grave challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to Palestine and help the Palestinian people fight against the coronavirus disease.
Stressing that China attaches great importance to the Palestinian issue, President Xi said China always upholds international justice and morality, and supports the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore the legitimate rights of their nation as well as efforts conducive to the peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China has provided multiple batches of anti-epidemic assistance to Palestine through multilateral and bilateral channels, Xi said, adding that as a good friend of Palestine, China will continue to offer as much assistance as its capacity allows.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN
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