Vice-premier: China supports solution that facilitate resuming talks

Updated: 2016-04-01 10:35

By ZHANG YUNBI in Ramallah(

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Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said "China will support without reluctance any solution that is conducive to resuming peace talks and achieving peaceful co-existence between Palestine and Israel."

Liu made the remarks when meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.

Liu was on the final stop of a trip to Egypt, Israel, and Palestine from March 25 to March 31.

Abbas said, "I'm honored and delighted by Liu's visit, and Palestine appreciates China's long-term precious support and help politically and economically."

Liu voiced China's firm support for the Palestinian people on Thursday and called for enhanced efforts to settle the Palestine issue.

Liu said "this visit was meant to further implement the commitment made by President Xi Jinping in a Middle East policy."

At the speech in the Cairo headquarters of the League of Arab States, Xi said, "it is the common responsibility of the international community to safeguard the legitimate national rights and interests of the people of Palestine. The Palestinian issue should not be marginalized."

Xi urged the world to not only push for resumption of talks and implementation of agreements, but also to obey principles and uphold justice.

"Palestine upholds achieving peace through peace talks", Abbas said.