Humanitarian crisis in Gaza must stop; world must ‘act urgently’ — China FM

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BEIJING — On Monday in Beijing, the ministerial committee assigned by the extraordinary Joint Arab-Islamic Summit held a meeting chaired by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia.اضافة اعلان

The committee introduced the following members: Ayman Safadi, Foreign Minister of Jordan; Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt; Riyad Al-Maliki, Foreign Minister of Palestine; Retno Marsudi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia; and Hussein Ibrahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Starting off the meeting, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi welcomed the Arab-Islamic ministerial committee warmly. He reiterated Beijing's support for the two-state solution, which was called for by the Riyadh Summit, in accordance with relevant international resolutions. Additionally, he urged the international community to take immediate action to end the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

The committee members highlighted the pressing need to halt the military escalation, prevent the forced displacement of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, and ensure the prompt delivery of essential humanitarian aid to prevent the humanitarian situation in Gaza from worsening. Stressing the importance of avoiding further civilian casualties, the committee called for effective international intervention to address the crisis and confront the ongoing violations by the Israeli occupation forces. These violations include repeated breaches of international law and international humanitarian law.

The ministers have categorically rejected the actions of Israeli Occupation Authorities that hinder the concept of a two-state solution, the right to self-determination, freedom, independence, and the Palestinian presence on the land of the State of Palestine. They added that the Israeli occupation had committed various crimes against the Palestinian people, including cutting off water and electricity, restricting freedom of movement, and hindering a dignified life.

During the ministerial committee meeting, the members emphasized the crucial involvement of the international community, particularly the permanent members of the Security Council, in taking responsibility for halting the flagrant violations conducted by the Israeli occupation authorities. 

They urged an end to all breaches of international laws and norms and provocative actions that may impede progress toward peace and threaten global security and harmony.