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China calls for Palestinian state based on '67 Borders’

Thursday 14/December/2017 - 05:32 PM
Sada El Balad
China called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital، Xinhua state media reported Thursday.

"China understands the Islamic countries' concern about the status of Jerusalem،" a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said، adding that China "calls for a resolution to the issue in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and international consensus."

China also called for resuming talks between Israelis and Palestinians in the near future in order to provide a chance to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The remarks come a week after a Chinese high-tech delegation canceled its trip to Israel following U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Chinese Embassy has issued a formal travel warning، valid until January 10، 2018. China is concerned about the security situation following Trump's announcement، and expects the conflict to impact its investment programs in Israel.

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