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President Xi Jinping on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict And the Ukraine Crisis

Mon 06 May 2024 | 10:45 PM
Rana Atef

On the afternoon of May 6 local time, President Xi Jinping and President Emmanuel Macron jointly met the press after their meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris. President Xi outlined China’s principled position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Ukraine crisis.

President Xi pointed out that the prolonged tragedy of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a test for human conscience. The international community must act. China calls on all parties to work for an immediate, comprehensive and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. China supports Palestine’s full membership in the U.N., and supports restoring to Palestine its legitimate national rights and restarting the two-State solution, so as to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East.

President Xi stressed that China has stated its position on the Ukraine crisis on many occasions. China did not start the Ukraine crisis, nor is it a party to or a participant in it. Instead of being an onlooker, China has been playing an important role for peace. The special representative of the Chinese government on Eurasian affairs is on his third round of shuttle diplomacy. At the same time, China opposes attempts to use the Ukraine crisis to scapegoat or smear a third country or to stoke a new cold war. 

History has proven time and again that at the end of the day, conflicts can only be resolved through negotiation. China calls on all parties to resume engagement and dialogue to build mutual trust. China supports holding at a proper time an international peace conference that is recognized by both Russia and Ukraine and ensures the equal participation of all parties and fair discussions on all peace plans. China supports a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture in Europe.