Palestinian delegation urges China to play bigger role in Mideast peace process

December 24, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Beijing (OIC-UNA) � Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Ahmad Majdalani and Nabil Shaath, advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas on international relations, met in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and urged him to play a bigger role in the Middle East peace process.

The official Palestinian delegation held talks in China on Saturday with Chinese officials on the latest political developments following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

For his part, Wang reiterated his country’s support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WADA reported.

He said it would be impossible to have peace in the Middle East without first resolving the Palestinian issue. The Palestinians are seeking to bring in world powers to resolve the conflict with Israel after they said the United States, which so far was the only mediator in the conflict, can no longer play that role after it took a unilateral step by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Source: International Islamic News Agency