"Two-state solution" the only way forward in Middle East: Chinese envoy

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-28 19:48:07|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- A special Chinese envoy Thursday published an article on the situation between Palestine and Israel, calling for a resolution to the conflict as soon as possible and urging relevant parties to push forward the "two-state solution."

Zhai Jun, the special envoy of the Chinese government on the Middle East issue, published the article titled "'Two-state solution' is only way forward in Middle East" on China Daily Global, presenting China's position on and propositions concerning the Palestine-Israel issue.

"As history repeats itself in a tragic way and the deep-seated Palestine-Israel conflict raises alarms across the world again, the international community is obliged to guard peace and stop the tragic cycle of violence in the Middle East," China Daily Global quoted the article.

Zhai put forward several propositions for a resolution of the conflict at the current stage.

To de-escalate the tension, it is imperative to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the region, heal the wounds, lift the blockade and siege of ravaged Gaza, and respect the historical status quo of the holy sites in Jerusalem. The international community should send humanitarian assistance to Palestine's people and support their rebuilding efforts.

Resuming dialogue between Palestine and Israel is the first step in achieving peace. The relevant parties of the international community should take an unbiased stance and facilitate dialogue between the two sides. The United Nations Security Council should play its role and take the responsibility to promote peace talks and build trust between the two sides.

China supports the Middle Eastern nations and international and regional organizations, including the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League, to play a more active role and form a stronger synergy to defuse tensions.

China also firmly supports the "two-state solution" to realize peace and tackle the crux of the conflict. Unfortunately, the Palestine-Israel talks have deviated from the right track of the "two-state solution" in recent years, and thus have failed to prevent bloodshed or stop the escalation of tensions. Ultimately, the Palestine-Israel conflict can only be solved in the long run based on the "two-state solution." China steadily supports the two sides' peaceful coexistence in light of the "two-state solution."

He said China would provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians and donate money and COVID-19 vaccines to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

China will continue to push the UN Security Council to review the Palestinian question and reconfirm the "two-state solution," and will also extend an invitation to peacemakers from both Palestine and Israel to hold talks in China, Zhai stated in the article. Enditem