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Joint statement between the Arab League and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, during his visit to the League of Arab States, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held discussions with Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, where the two sides exchanged views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in depth, and reached the following agreements:

First: The necessity of an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire, comprehensive and effective implementation of the relevant resolutions issued by the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly regarding the situation in Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, protecting civilians with concrete steps, and stopping all acts of violence targeting civilians and actions that It violates international law and international humanitarian law, rejects the forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, calls for the speedy release of all detainees, the speedy establishment of a humanitarian coordination mechanism, and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip according to a sustainable, rapid and safe mechanism, and without obstacles.

Second: The international community must move actively to calm the situation and achieve a ceasefire as quickly as possible.

Influential countries in particular must play a constructive role in this regard in an objective and fair manner. The UN Security Council must listen to the calls of Arab and Islamic countries and other countries that have expressed their rejection of the continuation of the Israeli war against the civilian population in Gaza, and bear its responsibilities towards maintaining international peace and security seriously, and take binding measures in this regard.

Third: It is necessary for any arrangement regarding the future and fate of Palestine to adhere to the principle of “Palestine being governed by the Palestinians.” The necessity of working to achieve internal Palestinian reconciliation, with an emphasis on the support of the Chinese and Arab sides for a comprehensive national dialogue in which all Palestinian factions participate to reach this goal. While working to strengthen the Palestinian National Authority and support its role in the next stage.

Fourth: Emphasizing that the “two-state solution” remains the basis for any future arrangements regarding the fate of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), in a way that embodies the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state.

Fifth: Emphasizing the necessity of working seriously and effectively to find a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue. With support for Palestine to be a full member of the United Nations, and support for the establishment of an independent, fully sovereign State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions and the principle of “land for peace” and what is stated in the “Arab Peace Initiative.”

Sixth: The two sides expressed their deep concern over the recent escalation of the situation in the Red Sea, stressing the importance of respecting Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity while ensuring the safety of international commercial shipping lines in the Red Sea, and the need to prevent risks that threaten the security of sea lanes, considering this a priority related to security and peace. International parties, and calling on all parties to push for calming the situation, especially ending the war in the Gaza Strip as quickly as possible, avoiding further repercussions resulting from it, and seriously maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Seventh: Calling for an expanded international peace conference to be held as soon as possible and in a manner that reflects international credibility to find a binding road map to implement the two-state solution according to a specific timetable, while pushing for the resumption of peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel on this basis, in order to achieve peaceful coexistence between the two states of Palestine. And Israel, security and peace for all the peoples of the region.

Eighth: The Chinese side appreciates the important role of the Arab side in promoting calm in the region and preventing a comprehensive humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. The Arab side also highly appreciates all the efforts made by China to end the conflict, establish a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and support the just cause of the Palestinian people. The Arab side also praises the “position paper of the People’s Republic of China on the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.” The two sides are also keen to continue strengthening communication and coordination and make tireless efforts to achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and end the serious humanitarian crisis suffered by more than 2 million Palestinians, while working to end the occupation and find a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.

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