|Wang Yi: the Palestinian issue is a wound on human conscience|
On September 27, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a statement at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. He pointed out that the Palestinian issue is a wound on human conscience. China calls on Israel and Palestine to secure durable ceasefire, and urges Israel to lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip and stop building settlements. At the same time, the legitimate security concerns of Israel should be respected. We hope that Israel and Palestine will adhere to the strategic choice of peace talks and promptly resume and advance peace talks.
Wang Yi stressed that the aspirations and legitimate demand of the Palestinian people for establishing an independent nation should not remain unmet indefinitely.
Wang Yi stated that advancing peace in the Middle East calls for concerted efforts, not efforts of just one or a few countries. The Security Council should play its due role. We support the Security Council in taking actions in response to the demand of Palestine and the Arab League.