Chinese FM to visit New York for UN talks on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

AFP , Monday 27 Nov 2023

China's top diplomat Wang Yi will visit New York this week to hold a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Beijing's foreign ministry said on Monday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during the 10th trilateral foreign ministers meeting in Busan on November 26, 2023. AFP


"As it holds the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council this month, China will hold a high-level meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli issue on November 29," spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

Wang Yi will preside over the meeting, he added.

China said last week it welcomed a truce between Israel-Hamas, which began Friday and led to more than 100 Palestinian prisoners freed and the release of dozens of people held in captivity in Gaza. 

The deal entered its final 24 hours on Monday.

China has historically been sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and supportive of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an "international peace conference" to resolve the fighting.

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