Lebanese FM, Chinese Mideast envoy discuss peace process

09:49, March 31, 2011      

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Lebanon's Foreign Minister Ali Shami on Wednesday met with the visiting Chinese Middle East envoy Wu Sike to discuss the region's peace process and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Wu told Shami that the international community should not cut down their attention and commitment to the Middle East peace process, as the region is facing the spreading upheavals and violence.

Wu said that as Lebanon-Israel relations an indispensable part of the whole peace process, peace between the two countries will facilitate the comprehensive resolution of the Middle East issues.

Wu also urged Israel to return the lands occupied in the 1967 war to their respective owners, including the occupied area in south Lebanon bordering Israel.

For his part, Shami asked the international community to strengthen their support to Middle East issues, and appreciated China's just attitude towards the regional issues.

Shami hoped China can continue its active role in Middle East issues.

Wu arrived in Beirut on Sunday for a three-day visit from Syria, after he visited Israel and Palestinian territories. He will visit Qatar as the last stop of his Middle East tour.

Source: Xinhua
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