China condemns all actions harming civilians: special envoy on Middle East affairs

(Xinhua) 14:33, October 20, 2023

DOHA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China is deeply saddened by the heavy civilian casualties caused by the Palestine-Israel conflict and the severe deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Palestine, China's special envoy on Middle East affairs said Thursday.

Zhai Jun, special envoy of the Chinese government on the Middle East issue, made the remarks during his meeting with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov.

China opposes and condemns all actions that harm civilians and any violations of international law, said Zhai, adding the fundamental reason for the current situation in the Palestine-Israel conflict is the lack of protection for the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people.

China and Russia hold the same position regarding the Palestinian issue. China is willing to maintain communication and coordination with Russia to de-escalate the situation as soon as possible, play a positive role in resuming Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, work to implement the "two-state solution" and push for an early, comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian issue, said Zhai.

(Web editor: Tian Yi, Liang Jun)


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