China News Service, Beijing, May 24 (Guo Chaokai and Xing Chong) Regarding the Council’s recent consultations and approval of the President’s press statement on the Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 24th that China will continue to discuss The Security Council is actively playing a constructive role to promote the resumption of peace talks between Palestine and Israel as soon as possible.
A reporter asked a question. On May 22, the Security Council unanimously adopted a presidential press statement on the ceasefire between Palestine and Israel. As the rotating president of the Security Council, can China tell us about the situation?
Zhao Lijian said that as the rotating chairman of the United Nations Security Council in May, China, together with Norway, Tunisia, and France, jointly initiated the press statement of the President of the Security Council on the Palestine-Israel ceasefire and promoted the consensus approval of all members of the Security Council.
He pointed out that in the press statement, the members of the Council welcomed the Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire, recognized the important role played by Egypt and other countries in the region, the United Nations, the "quartet mechanism" on the Middle East issue, and other international partners, called for full compliance with the ceasefire, and emphasized the need to provide immediate support to Palestinian civilians. In particular, the Gaza region provides humanitarian assistance. It is hoped that the international community will work with the United Nations to formulate a comprehensive and powerful plan to promote rapid and sustainable reconstruction and recovery, and reaffirm that it is based on the peaceful coexistence and neighbourhood of the two democratic countries of Israel and Palestine within safe and recognized borders. The vision of Habitat is crucial to achieving comprehensive peace.
"China will continue to play an active and constructive role in the Security Council, promote the resumption of peace talks between Palestine and Israel as soon as possible, and realize a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Palestine issue as soon as possible on the basis of the'two-state solution'." Zhao Lijian said.