Chinese President Urges Immediate Ceasefire in Israel-Hamas Conflict

Tue Nov 21 2023
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BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, state media reported, as Xi addressed a virtual summit of BRICS leaders.

Addressing the virtual summit of BRICS leaders hosted by South Africa, Xi Jinping advocated for an “international peace conference” to address the Israel-Hamas conflict. He asserted that a just solution to the question of Palestine is crucial for sustainable peace and security in the Middle East.

State media reported Xi’s strong stance, emphasizing the need to halt hostilities and violence targeting civilians to prevent further loss of lives and suffering.

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Chinese President Proposes International Peace Conference

The Chinese President urged the early convening of a comprehensive and authoritative international peace conference to build consensus for peace and work towards a just and sustainable resolution to the Palestinian question.

China has actively worked to promote peace talks and a ceasefire since the outbreak of the latest Palestinian-Israeli conflict. President Xi stated that the country has provided humanitarian assistance to alleviate the humanitarian plight in Gaza. He affirmed the commitment to continue such assistance.

The virtual meeting of BRICS, consisting of major emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—aims to formulate a collective response to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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