A Ceasefire is ‘Imperative’: China Seeks Quick End to Israel’s War on Gaza

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that a ceasefire is “imperative” as soon as possible and that establishing an independent Palestinian state is the “fundamental way out” of the conflict.

The first public comments since the war started on October 7 were made in a meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Beijing.

“The ceasefire is imperative as soon as possible, to avoid the conflict from expanding or even spiraling out of control and causing a serious humanitarian crisis,” Xi said, according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV.

Xi also praised Egypt for playing an “important role” in de-escalating tension, reiterating that China supports Cairo’s efforts to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.

On Wednesday, Xi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for joint efforts by China and Russia to “safeguard international fairness and justice”, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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