Amidst the ongoing and escalating war between Israel and Hamas, top foreign policy officials from the Palestinian Authority and several Muslim-majority countries are visiting China on November 20 and 21.
The coordinated visit is part of a diplomatic effort to address the impacts of the war in West Asia and seek a just and swift resolution to the Palestinian issue.
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China, of late, has positioned itself as a key player in mediating the Israel-Palestine conflict, offering a platform for in-depth communication and coordination with the visiting delegation.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said that the goal is to "promote a de-escalation of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict, protecting civilians, and justly resolving the Palestinian issue."
China's historic sympathy for the Palestinian cause, its support for a two-state solution, and an anti-American stance have shaped its current diplomatic stance.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi, underlining China's support for the Palestinian side, on Monday, November 20, said that Beijing "deeply expresses its sympathy with the Palestinian side."
China has consistently called for an immediate ceasefire and a "cooling down" of the situation since the Israelis launched one of the most devastating counter-offensives filling the Hamas surprise attack on Israel.