(6 hours ago) Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 11:34 am
The international community must take responsibility to stop Israel’s human rights abuses in Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said this at a conference of Chinese foreign ministers and ministers of Islamic countries on Monday. Representatives of Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries are visiting permanent members of the UN Security Council to create opportunities for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid to Gaza. As part of that, they went on a trip to China. This was reported by Arab News.
In a meeting with diplomats in Beijing, Saudi Prince Faisal called for an end to the war in Gaza and more international efforts to save lives, reports said. He said, we are here to give a clear message. We must immediately stop the war and the killing. We must immediately ensure humanitarian supplies to Gaza. Prince Faisal added, “We expect cooperation from China and other countries that want an end to the war.” He pointed to the dangerous situation in Gaza, saying effective international action is needed to end the violence.
As of writing this report, over 13,300 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. 5 thousand 600 of them are children.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing is willing to work to restore peace in the Middle East. Let us work together to quickly de-escalate the situation in Gaza and restore peace in the Middle East as soon as possible. He also said that Beijing is a good friend and brother of Arab and Muslim countries. China firmly supports the demand of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights and interests. He called on the international community to take urgent action to stop the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Gaza and to prevent the tragedy from spreading further. Wang Yi said the situation in Gaza affects all countries in the world. China will work to end the fighting in Gaza as soon as possible, alleviate the humanitarian crisis and find a just and lasting solution for Palestine. The meeting with Chinese officials on Monday was attended by officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Palestine and several other organizations including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.