|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Resumption of Talks between Palestine and Israel|
Q: Palestinian and Israeli representatives held initial talks in Washington from July 29 to 30. A US official said that the two sides would begin formal negotiations within two weeks and achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months. What is China's comment?
A:The Chinese side welcomes the resumption of peace talks between Palestine and Israel. We hope that the two sides could meet each other halfway despite all difficulties,press ahead with peace talks and achieve substantive results as soon as possible. Together with the international community, the Chinese side will continue to promote peace talks and make contribution to Israeli-Palestinian peace as well as the security and stability of the Middle East.