Abbas meets Xi Jinping to address Palestinian issue, seek international support

Abbas Xi Jinping
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AMMAN — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a crucial meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to address the latest developments regarding the Palestinian issue and the ongoing political and diplomatic efforts aimed at garnering international support for Palestine's full membership in the UN. اضافة اعلان

The leaders also delved into discussions regarding an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice, examining the legality, form, and eligibility of the Israeli regime, which acts as the occupying state and enforces apartheid policies on Palestinian land, Amad News reported.

A comprehensive briefing on the continuous violations
President Abbas provided a comprehensive briefing to his Chinese counterpart on the continuous violations committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

These violations include unilateral Israeli measures such as the expansion of settlements, frequent acts of violence resulting in loss of life, desecration of holy Christian and Islamic sites in Jerusalem, disregard for signed agreements, and the misappropriation of Palestinian tax revenues.

Exploring bilateral relations
During their meeting, the two presidents explored avenues to strengthen the longstanding bilateral relations between their nations across various domains, with a focus on promoting the welfare of both friendly peoples. They exchanged views on recent developments in the Palestinian issue, as well as regional and international matters of mutual concern.

President Abbas expressed his deep appreciation for the robust bilateral relations established between Palestine and China, which have endured for 35 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties. He reaffirmed Palestine's unwavering commitment to the "One China" principle and active participation in the Belt and Road Initiative.

President Abbas also highlighted the importance of further enhancing cooperation with China in all fields. He expressed confidence in China's continued political and economic support, which serves to bolster the resilience of the Palestinian people.

President Abbas conveyed his gratitude and appreciation for China's unwavering political support in the Palestinian people's quest to regain their legitimate national rights, freedom, and independence.

The meeting witnessed the presence of notable attendees, including Ziad Abu Amr, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Deputy Prime Minister; Riyad al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates; Mohammed Mustafa, Chairman of the Palestinian Investment Fund; Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Judge of Palestine; Mahmoud Al-Khaldi, Diplomatic Affairs Advisor to the President; and Ambassador Faisal Mekdad, Palestinian Ambassador to China.

To honor President Abbas, an official reception ceremony was held, featuring the national anthems of Palestine and China. The event was followed by an inspection of the guard of honor.

An invitation to China
President Abbas commenced his three-day official state visit to the People's Republic of China on Tuesday, graciously accepting an invitation from President Xi Jinping. During his visit, Abbas is set to hold meetings with several senior Chinese officials, and a number of agreements between the two nations will be signed, further solidifying their cooperation and partnership.

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