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China hosts Arab FMs, pushes ‘justice and fairness’ in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Arab-Muslim delegation stopped in China on the first leg of a tour aimed at shoring up support for an immediate end to hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud before a family photo for the attendees of a meeting of foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim-majority nations at the Diaoyutai State Guest House, Beijing, China, Nov. 20, 2023.

An Arab-Muslim ministerial delegation embarked on an international tour on Monday, with a first stop in China, to mobilize international support for an end of the Israel-Hamas war.

The delegation headed by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan comprises his counterparts from Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Turkey, Indonesia and Nigeria, as well as the secretary-generals of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

During a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, Prince Faisal called for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and the entry of badly needed humanitarian aid.

“We are here to send a clear signal: that is we must immediately stop the fighting and the killings, we must immediately deliver humanitarian supplies to Gaza,” Prince Faisal said. “We aspire to cooperate with China and other countries that understand the seriousness of the situation to end the war.”

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