Xi Jinping Meets with Palestinian President Abbas
- China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity for Pakistan to develop its economy and improve people's livelihood
- China is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with Pakistan on advancing China-Arab relations, implementing global development initiatives and global security initiatives
On the afternoon of December 8, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Palestinian President Abbas in Riyadh.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China-Pakistan friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. For more than half a century, the two sides have always trusted and supported each other. No matter how the international and regional situation changes, China will firmly support the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights and will always stand with the Palestinian people. The international community should prioritize the Palestinian issue on the international agenda, adhere to the direction of the "two-state solution" and the principle of "land for peace", and promote the resumption of peace talks on the basis of relevant UN resolutions and the "Arab Peace Initiative". China will continue to make unremitting efforts to promote an early, just and lasting solution to the Palestine issue.
Xi Jinping emphasized that 2023 is the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, and the two sides should plan well the celebration activities. China and Pakistan signed tourism cooperation documents, actively promoted the negotiation of China-Pakistan Free Trade Area, and successfully held the second China-Pakistan Economic and Trade Joint Committee Meeting. China has provided Palestine refugees with a large amount of vaccines and other anti-epidemic materials, and will continue to do what it can to help Palestine with economic development and improvement of people's livelihood. China appreciates Pakistan's active participation in and promotion of China-Arab collective cooperation, and is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with Pakistan on advancing China-Arab relations and implementing global development initiatives and global security initiatives.
On the afternoon of December 8 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh
Abbas said that the Palestinian people are proud of their friendly relations with the Chinese people. China is a sincere and reliable friend of Palestine. It has always firmly supported the just cause of the Palestinian people and given comprehensive and unconditional support to Palestine in political, economic and moral aspects. All the Palestinian people have sincere feelings for the Chinese people. China's position on international occasions is just and fair, and its proposals are positive and constructive. Pakistan firmly stands with China. The Pakistani side will continue to firmly abide by the one-China principle, firmly support China's legitimate stance on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang, firmly support and actively participate in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, and is willing to continue to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields. Pakistan looks forward to working with China to promote the success of the first Arab-China summit to be held on December 9. Editor/Xu Shengpeng
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