China calls for urgent international action on Gaza as Muslim majority nation’s leaders have gathered in Beijing China for a Summit.
China Summit, led by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, called for urgent international action to address the conflict in Gaza during a meeting with officials from Arab and Muslim-majority nations.
The delegation included representatives from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinian National Authority, and Indonesia.
China emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire and expressed solidarity with justice and fairness in the conflict.
Visiting ministers voiced their own strong calls for an end to the conflict, with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud saying: “The message is clear: the war must stop immediately, we must move to a ceasefire immediately, and relief materials and aid must enter immediately.”
The gathering in Beijing comes as sources tell CNN that a possible deal to secure the release of some hostages held by Hamas and a several days pause in fighting may be in sight, following weeks of negotiations between the United States, Israel, and the militant group, mediated by Gulf state Qatar.
While the US and Israel have been at odds with China’s approach, Beijing aims to play a significant role in finding a resolution to the Israel-Hamas conflict. China’s involvement includes dispatching a peace envoy, leading a UN Security Council resolution, and strengthening ties with Arab nations.
The ongoing diplomatic efforts aim at both an immediate ceasefire and longer-term peace in the region.