Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit US to discuss Israel-Hamas war

Washington/Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will embark on a four-day visit to the US during which he will meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and discuss the raging Israel-Hamas conflict, according to sources in Washington.

Wang’s visit will begin on Thursday through October 29, the BBC reported.

During the visit, the US officials will push Beijing “to take a more constructive approach” on the “situations” in Israel and Ukraine, the sources said.

It was not immediately known if the top Chinese diplomat will meet President Joe Biden.

The development comes after Wang spoke to his Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen on Monday during which the Chinese official said that “all countries have the right to self-defence, but they should abide by international humanitarian law”, reports CNN.

Wang had previously accused Israel of going “beyond the scope of self-defence”.

Wang told Cohen that “the current top priority is to prevent tensions from escalating further and leading to a more serious humanitarian disaster”, according to a readout posted by China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

In the call, Wang said the “two-state solution” is the international community’s consensus and urged both the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume peace talks for “peaceful coexistence”.

“China has no selfish interests on the Palestinian issue. We sincerely hope that the Palestinian issue can be fairly and comprehensively solved on the basis of the ‘two-state solution’,” CNN quoted the Chinese Foreign Minister as saying.

Wang also spoke to Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki, and called for an “effective international peace conference as soon as possible” and reiterated China’s support for a two-state solution, the BBC reported.

His calls come amid a flurry of diplomacy by Chinese officials during the ongoing conflict.

Beijing sent its Middle East envoy Zhai Jun to the region earlier this week in an attempt to broker talks

INLD’s unit chief, ex-MLA Rathee shot dead in Haryana’s Jhajjar

Chandigarh: The Indian National Lok Dal's Haryana unit President and former legislator Nafe Singh Rathee was shot dead in an attack by unidentified assailants in the state's Jhajjar district on...

Tripura tribal party to blockade state’s lifeline on Feb 28 over ‘Greater Tipraland’ demand

Agartala: Tripura's main opposition party, the Tipra Motha Party (TMP), will block the National Highway 8, the state's lifeline, on February 28 in protest against the Central government's "procrastination" in...

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Rajkot, throws open India’s longest cable-stayed bridge in Gujarat

Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility here in Gujarat. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was present at the inauguration ceremony....

Four MLAs from Congress, NPP join ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Just ahead of assembly polls, four sitting MLAs – two from the opposition Congress and two from National People's Party (NPP) – on Sunday joined the ruling BJP in...

Akhilesh joins Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Agra

Agra (UP): In a display of unity among INDIA members, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, on Sunday, joined the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi in Agra. The...

Celebrate the contribution of women power, says PM Modi in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 110th episode of his radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said the International Women's Day, which is to be celebrated...

Suspected IED blast kills student in Manipur, another injured

Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old student was killed while another student was seriously injured in a blast near the DM University complex in Imphal late on Friday night, the...

Indian Consulate ‘strongly’ raises Jaahnavi Kandula’s case with US authorities

Seattle: The Indian consulate in Seattle said that it has "strongly" raised the issue of Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula's killing in the US with the city police and the case...

Vladimir Putin’s war not only threatens Ukraine but also US: Antony Blinken

Washington: US Secretary of state department Antony Blinken has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's war not only threatens Ukraine but also Washington, NATO allies and free open international trade....

AAP withdraws from LS polls in Goa, supports Congress

Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday declared support to Congress for both of the Lok Sabha seats in Goa, after a seat-sharing agreement reached between them.The AAP, which had...

Marathas launch ‘road-blocks’ in Jalna, Solapur, other parts of Maha

Jalna (Maharashtra): The Shivba Sanghatana chief Manoj Jarange-Patil intensified the ongoing agitation for Maratha quotas by staging road blocks in parts of Jalna, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Solapur and other parts of...

Gujarat: AAP, Cong reach seat-sharing deal; Ahmed Patel’s son misses out on Bharuch

Gandhinagar: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have reached a seat-sharing agreement ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, causing a stir in Gujarat, especially over the contentious Bharuch seat....

Read Previous

Manipur’s ‘Andro Dreams’ to screen as opening film at IFFI’s Indian Panorama non-feature section

Read Next

Sri Lankan cabinet approves visa-free proposal for India, 6 other countries

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :