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China’s Foreign Minister calls for establishment of Palestinian state

Israel National News reports: “China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday called for the establishment of a Palestinian state and a ceasefire in Gaza as he met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, AFP reported.

Speaking during a press conference with Shoukry, the top Chinese diplomat said ‘it is necessary to insist on the establishment of an independent, fully sovereign state of Palestine on the 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem as its capital.’

A joint statement from the two ministers urged an immediate end ‘to all acts of violence, killing and targeting of civilians and civilian establishments’.

Wang additionally discussed the conflict with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to Chinese state media Xinhua, with both sides agreeing a ceasefire ‘should be achieved as soon as possible to prevent the conflict from further spilling over.’…”

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