TEHRAN (Press Shia) – China firmly supports the two-state solution and establishment of an independent State of Palestine that enjoys full sovereignty on the basis of the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Palestinian president’s envoys, Majdalani and Nabil Shaath, in Beijing on Friday, Xinhua reported.
"Peace in the Middle East cannot be achieved unless the Palestine issue is solved,” the Chinese top diplomat said, adding that the issue is the root cause of conflicts in the region.
Wang called on the international community to take action in support of Palestine.
He referred to the UN General Assembly resolution on Thursday that rejects the US decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel and hailed the international community’s consensus in this regard.
The Chinse official called for speeding up the Middle East peace process and urged the Palestinian side to form a united force, stick to solving disputes through dialogue and maximize the role of the United Nations.
In the meantime, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on a visit to Paris, urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts. He reiterated that he will no longer accept any US plans for Mideast peace because of the Trump's position on Quds.
Palestinians see as the current US administration siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the conflict.
Abbas has also denounced the US threat to cut financial aid for countries that voted to back the UNGA resolution.
"The US chose to be biased. Their future plan for Palestine will not be based on the two-state solution on the 1967 border, nor will it be based on International Law or UN resolutions," Abbas said in a written Christmas message sent by his office.
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to denounce Trump's recognition of Quds as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him.
The nonbinding resolution declaring US action on Quds "null and void" was approved 128-9 — a victory for the Palestinians.
Apart from the US and the Tel Aviv regime, seven nations opposed the motion although 35 of the 193 UN member states abstained and 21 were absent from the vote.
On Monday, the US had vetoed a Security Council resolution backed by the 14 other council members calling on Trump to reverse his Quds decision.
Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.