Xi, Abbas meet

Added On July 20, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China supports a political settlement of the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution.
In his talks with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Xi said China supports Palestine in building an independent, full sovereignty state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He said the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 should be effectively implemented, and all the settlement-building on the occupied territories of Palestine should be immediately stopped.
The resolution, adopted on Dec. 23, 2016, condemned Israel's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory as illegal, and urged it to halt building.
Thanking China for its support for the just cause of Palestine, Abbas said Palestine will continue to support the one-China policy and China's reunification.
Abbas said Palestine is willing to have closer high-level exchanges with China and participate in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Abbas is on a state visit to China from July 17 to 20 at the invitation of Xi.