The international community must take urgent action to stop the “humanitarian disaster” unfolding in Gaza, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells visiting diplomats from Arab and Muslim-majority nations.
A delegation of foreign ministers of the Palestinian Authority, Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan are in Beijing this week for talks aimed at a “de-escalation” of the war.
“Let us work together to quickly cool down the situation in Gaza and restore peace in the Middle East as soon as possible,” Wang tells foreign ministers in opening remarks in Beijing.
“A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Gaza,” Wang tells the delegates, including the secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
“The situation in Gaza affects all countries around the world, questioning the human sense of right and wrong and humanity’s bottom line,” he says.
“The international community must act urgently, taking effective measures to prevent this tragedy from spreading,” Beijing’s top diplomat adds.