Foreign Ministers of Arab, Muslim Countries to Gather in China for Gaza Talks
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Delegations of foreign ministers from Muslim and Arab countries, including Indonesia, are set to gather in China this week as part of the first leg of their tour which is aimed at ending Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza.
They are expected to kick off the political activities from China starting Monday, November 20, 2023.
“The first stop will be in China and will then move to a number of capitals to deliver the clear message that there must be a ceasefire immediately as well as aid and humanitarian needs must be immediately delivered to Gaza,” Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said after meeting with the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue 2023 conference in Bahrain.
“We must work to end this crisis and end this war on Gaza as soon as possible,” Prince Faisal added.
The visit was confirmed by China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, on Sunday evening, which reported that according to the Foreign Ministry, ministers from Arab and Islamic countries will visit China on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21 to push for the initiative to end the war in Gaza, protect civilians, and seek a just solution to the Palestinian issue.
Delegations of foreign ministers who will be visiting are from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Palestine, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. They were mandated by the extraordinary joint Arab-Islamic Summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 11 to conduct talks over the war in Gaza.
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