UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — A Chinese envoy on Tuesday asked the international community to push for peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
In his address to the General Assembly last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to join the Middle East Quartet and members of the Security Council in convening an international conference early next year to discuss a genuine peace process, noted Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
China believes that this initiative demonstrates Palestine’s positive will to participate in the peace dialogue and promote the peace process. All parties should attach importance to it and should consider efforts to create favorable conditions for the political settlement of the Palestinian issue, he told the Security Council.
The international community, not least those countries with influence on Palestine and Israel, should uphold an objective and just position, actively promote peace talks and make efforts to advance the Middle East peace process, he said.
Abbas also said the Palestinian side is preparing to hold parliamentary and presidential elections involving all political factions. China appreciates this and looks forward to early and positive progress in the intra-Palestinian reconciliation and relevant political processes, he said. Enditem
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