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China says it’ll launch Mideast initiative, invite Israeli, Palestinian officials

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, February 26, 2020. (Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, February 26, 2020. (Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China will advance a five-point plan to realize “regional peace and stability in the Middle East.”

As part of the initiative, Wang backs a recent Saudi initiative to end its long-running war in Yemen. He also invites Israeli and Palestinian “notables” to meet for talks in Beijing.

China has hosted Israeli-Palestinian delegations in the past, with a 2017 trilateral meeting including both senior Palestinian Authority officials and then-Israeli deputy Knesset speaker Hilik Bar.

Beijing proposed a four-point Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in 2013, which included the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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