Xi sends congratulatory message to UN on Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People


BEIJING,   (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message as the United Nations (UN) marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

In the message, Xi said the Palestinian issue should be prioritized in the international agenda as it stands at the core of the Middle East issue and is a deep-rooted problem obstructing the lasting peace in the Middle East region.

The Chinese president also urged Israel and Palestine to maintain maximum restraint and avoid further escalation of tensions.

Xi said China hopes that all sides concerned can show their foresight and make the right political decision at an early date for an early resumption of fruitful peace talks.

China welcomes and supports all endeavors that can ease the situation and contribute to an early realization of a two-state solution, Xi added.

Xi stressed that China is a staunch supporter of the just cause of the Palestinians and a sincere mediator for Palestinian-Israeli peacemaking.

As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China is willing to work with the international community to strive for a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in the Middle East, Xi noted.