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China Ready for Israel-Palestine Mediation: Foreign Minister

File image of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, Noel Celis / AFP

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Monday spoke by phone to both his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts. This has strengthened impressions that Beijing could be considering a mediator role in one of the Middle East’s most intractable conflicts in the aftermath of its success in de-escalating similarly long-running tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

In Qin’s conversations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki and Israeli FM Eli Cohen, he reportedly encouraged the two sides to resume talks on the basis of a ‘two-state solution.’ He also told them that China is willing to act as a mediator to support talks.

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