Premier Wen Jiabao Sends Congratulatory Message to UN Meeting in Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
On November 29, 2011, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sent a congratulatory message to a UN meeting in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the UN headquarters in New York. The full text of the message is as follows:
On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, I extend warm congratulations to the meeting on behalf of the Chinese government.
The Palestinian issue is the core of the Mideast problem. The Chinese government staunchly supports the Palestinian people's just cause of restoring their legitimate national rights. The Chinese government also supports the establishment -- through peace talks -- of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with full sovereignty and East Jerusalem as its capital. The Mideast peace process currently is at a new crossroad and the Chinese government understands, respects and supports the Palestinians' presentation to the United Nations of the issue on establishing an independent Palestinian state. China hopes that Palestine and Israel would stick to the path of peaceful negotiations, restart peace talks soon by proceeding from the well-being of Palestinians and Israelis and regional peace and stability, and find solutions through political and diplomatic channels on the basis of related UN resolutions, the "Land for Peace" principle, the roadmap for Mideast peace and the Arab peace initiative, so as to eventually realize the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine.
A comprehensive, just and permanent settlement of the Palestinian issue at an early date is the common aspiration of the people in the Middle East as well as the international community. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China will continue to support the United Nations in playing an important role in solving the Mideast problem, and will make unremitting efforts to work along with the international community for a fair settlement of the Palestinian issue and the promotion of peace, stability and development in the Middle East.