China News Service, New York, November 11 (Reporter Wang Fan) On November 28, local time, Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Patrick Vieira in New York.
Wang Yi first conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to President Lula. Wang Yi said that 2023 is an important year in the history of China-Pakistan relations. President Lula paid a successful visit to China on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his administration, and had in-depth strategic communication with President Xi Jinping and reached important consensus. The two sides have maintained intensive high-level exchanges, effectively enhanced political mutual trust, and promoted mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. Next year will mark the <>th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, and the two sides should take this opportunity to push bilateral relations to a new level.
Vieira said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with China and is willing to work with China to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and jointly celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries next year. We look forward to maintaining high-level exchanges, strengthening cooperation in various fields, and promoting greater development of bilateral relations.
The two sides exchanged views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Wang Yi said that China and Brazil are comprehensive strategic partners and have always closely coordinated in multilateral affairs. The current focus of the world's attention is on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Last month, Brazil, as the rotating presidency of the Council, played an important role of good offices. Since assuming the rotating presidency this month, China has actively pushed the Security Council to take action and presided over the adoption of the first Security Council resolution since the current round of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But that's just the first step. We should seek a new consensus in the Security Council to promote a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire, the release of detainees and a return to the two-State solution, which is the fundamental solution to the problem. The resumption of fighting must not be allowed to cause an even greater humanitarian catastrophe.
Vieira thanked China for its initiative to hold a high-level meeting of the Security Council and said that this was an important meeting, and President Lula instructed me to make a special trip to New York to attend it. The Pakistani side agrees with China's position that it should first strive to extend the temporary ceasefire and ultimately achieve peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel through the two-state solution. The Pakistani side looks forward to China's influence and leadership, and stands ready to work closely with China to push for new actions by the Security Council and to make a unanimous and clear voice. (ENDS)