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Premier Wen Jiabao Sends a Message of Congratulations to the Conference in Commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

(2010/11/30)

The Conference in Commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was held on November 29, 2010 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sent a message of congratulations to the conference. The full text of the message is as follows:

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, I would like to extend, on behalf of the Chinese Government, my warmest congratulations to the conference in commemoration of the day.

The Palestinian issue is at the core of the Middle East issue. The Chinese government has all along firmly supported the Palestinian people's just cause of restoring their legitimate national rights, and the efforts to continuously push the Middle East peace process forward. As the talks between Israel and Palestine have now reached a pivotal stage, it is hoped that both sides will stay on the track of peace talks, take positive and constructive efforts, avoid any disturbance of the talks, cooperate with international mediation efforts, and constantly promote the negotiation process. It is also hoped that on the basis of related UN resolutions and the "land-for-peace" principle, an independent Palestinian State with full sovereignty will be established and the peaceful coexistence of Israel and the Palestinian State will be achieved.

An early settlement of the Palestinian issue is the expectation shared by all Middle East countries and peoples and the international community. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China will as always support the United Nations in playing a vital role on the Middle East issue. China, along with the international community, will continue to make unremitting efforts to seek a just solution to the Palestinian issue and promote peace, stability and development in the Middle East.



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