Chinese Foreign Minister urges urgent ceasefire in Palestine-Israel conflict

Wang Yi

6th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasized the urgency of reaching a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel during a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Wang, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, called for major countries to uphold equity, justice, objectivity, and impartiality in order to de-escalate the situation and prevent a larger humanitarian crisis.

At the heart of the conflict, Wang stressed the importance of adhering to the two-state solution and ensuring that any arrangement regarding the future of Palestine reflects the will of the Palestinian people. It is crucial to find a resolution that respects the rights and aspirations of both parties involved.

The ongoing violence in Gaza has led to a significant loss of life and widespread destruction. The international community has a responsibility to act swiftly and decisively to halt the bloodshed and create an environment conducive to peace.