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Wang Yi Talks About Palestine-Israel Situation: Peace Should Be Sought with All-out Efforts and Life Should Be Truly Cherished

On May 17, 2018 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo of Spain jointly met the press after their talks in Madrid. Wang Yi talked about his view on the current Palestine-Israel situation at inquiry.

Wang Yi noted that peace and life are the two most precious things in the world. Every hope of peace should be sought with all-out efforts and every living life should be truly cherished. We are very shocked and deeply sorry for the loss of 62 lives and more than 2,000 injured in a single day of May 14. We strongly condemn the wanton use of force. Any explanation would be pale in the face of such a painful sacrifice. We strongly call upon all parties to keep maximum calm and restraint to ease the current situation as soon as possible. The Palestine-Israel issue has lasted for over 70 years, during which too many blood-shedding incidents occurred. And this situation should by no means continue.

Wang Yi expressed that the Palestinian issue is the root cause for various problems in the Middle East while the status of Jerusalem is the most sensitive crux for the Palestinian issue. As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, China unswervingly supports and advances the Middle East peace process as well as unswervingly supports the just cause of the Palestinian people in restoring the legitimate national rights. China is also willing to make joint efforts with the international community to push for the comprehensive, fair and proper settlement of the Palestinian issue at an early date on the basis of adhering to the two-state solution and the general trend of peaceful dialogue.

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