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China reiterates support for Palestine's UN membership

(Xinhua)

09:07, September 29, 2012

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday voiced the country's support for Palestinian endeavors for membership in the United Nations, calling on Palestine and Israel to resolve their status issue through political consultation.

"China understands, respects and supports Palestine on the issue concerning its membership in the United Nations," Hong Lei told a routine press conference in Beijing.

According to Hong, China supports Palestine to be established as a country with east Jerusalem as its capital and possessing full sovereignty and independence, in accordance with borders agreed upon in 1967.

The spokesman underscored China's support for the Palestinian people's efforts to regain their legitimate rights, noting that seeking independent statehood is the inalienable right of the Palestinian people, which can create a foundation for the "two-state solution."

This means to establish an independent Palestinian state on Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967 (the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) with east Jerusalem as its capital, after agreeing on all the permanent status issues, including disputes over Jerusalem, refugees, settlement, security and borders.

The spokesman also stressed that peace talks are the only correct approach for the final realization of the two-state peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Palestine will continue to obtain full membership of the UN and that it has already begun intensive consultations with regional organizations and member states.

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