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China Steps Up Middle East Diplomacy in Multi-Front Push

Chinese Middle East Envoy Zhai Jun (L) with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. Image: Jordanian Foreign Ministry

China’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, Zhai Jun, met with Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Monday to discuss the conflict in Gaza. This is the newest in a series of meetings about the crisis with diplomats across the region.

China was a co-sponsor of a draft General Assembly resolution calling for a humanitarian pause in the conflict presented by Jordan on behalf of the Arab world last week.

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