‘Flames of War’ Should Not Be ‘Re-Ignited’ – China’s Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that “flames of war” should not be let “re-ignited” in the besieged Gaza Strip, Anadolu News Agency reported on Wednesday.

“China has always firmly stood on the side of peace, human conscience, and international law in the Palestine-Israel conflict,” Wang said during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Tuesday to discuss the humanitarian pause.

The top Chinese diplomat will chair a high-level meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the Palestine question on Wednesday, Anadolu noted, adding that China is the current rotating chair of the Security Council.

“The key issue now lies in whether the temporary ceasefire agreement can be extended,” Wang reportedly said.

Wang highlighted that China’s position is to “never let the flames of war reignite” and that a “comprehensive ceasefire” should be achieved in Gaza.

Regarding the humanitarian support to the besieged Strip, the Chinese foreign minister said it should be allowed to enter Gaza “unimpeded”.

According to Wang, “an effective supervision mechanism should be established”.

Wang also called for “a more authoritative, larger-scale and more effective international peace conference to be convened as soon as possible” to formulate a roadmap for relaunching the “two-state solution.”

Talks are currently underway in Qatar on a possible new agreement for a long-term humanitarian pause in Gaza.

The Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli government have agreed to a four-day truce starting on Friday, November 24. The truce was extended for a two-day period on Monday.

Until the ceasefire was announced on Friday, November 24, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that over 15,000 Palestinians, including over 6,150 children and more than 4,000, with another 36,000 wounded.


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