Xi sends congratulations to UN meeting marking Int'l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
Chinese President Xi Jinping extended congratulations to a UN meeting held on Tuesday (Nov. 29) to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
In his message, Xi said the Palestinian issue is at the core of the Middle East issue, and a comprehensive and just settlement of the Palestinian issue bears on regional peace and stability as well as international fairness and justice.
According to Xi, the peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel, and the joint development of the Arab and the Jewish nations are in the long-term interests of both sides and stand as a common aspiration of people of all countries.
Xi stressed that China actively supports peace talks and works to bring about peace between Palestine and Israel, as well as the rightful cause of the Palestinian people in regaining their legal national rights.
Xi expressed the hope that Palestine and Israel could resume peace talks as soon as possible to put the Middle East peace process back on track, saying that China supports the development of unity among all parties in Palestine as well as the strengthening of the Palestinian National Authority's authority.
Xi said China will, as always, provide humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinian side, support its capacity building and help Palestine develop its economy and improve people's livelihood.
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a responsible major country, China will continue to work with the international community to make positive contributions to the lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity in the Middle East, Xi added.