BREAKING: Former Housing Minister Hasaballah El-Kafrawy passes away aged 91    Egypt, Japan ink $19 mln agreement to expand Abu Al-Rish Children's Hospital    Egypt's gold reserves rise to $4.268 billion in July – c.bank    Egypt to keep interest ratees unchanged as prices hike – Bloomberg poll    Mercedes-Benz Egypt names Gerd Bitterlich new president and CEO    Airstrikes pummel Taliban in south; insurgents gain in north    Egypt expresses solidarity with Greece in its battle against raging wildfires    Egypt is not among list of 65 countries that received U.S. COVID-19 vaccines    Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy    Iran's new president calls for extensive ties with neighbors    Athletics: US relay woe strikes again after Olympic 4x100 flop    Olympics: Tunisian swimmer Mellouli looks ahead to Paris at 40    Ahly's Moroccan defender Benoun tests positive for COVID-19    Second child with SMA receives gene therapy injection: Health minister    5 simple tips for parents who will still be co-teachers when kids go back to school    Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill    Egypt issues commemorative coin to mark Pharaohs' Golden Parade    Egyptian actress Fathiya Tantawi dies in Cairo at 78    'Satisfactory solutions' on the GERD?    Egypt's Supply ministry says studying increasing subsidized bread price after Sisi's remarks    Realme launches realme 8 5G – its first 5G smartphone in Egypt    Sisi affirms Egypt's determination to complete construction of Tanzania's Julius Nyerere hydropower dam    Sisi inaugurates major food industrial complex in Sadat City    Czech Export Bank earmarks $300 million for new investments in Egyptian market    Egypt seeks to host 2022 UN Climate Change Conference – minister    Qatar appoints ambassadors to Egypt and Libya    Egypt's transport start-up SWVL preps for Nasdaq listing after merger with Queen's Gambit    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



China FM Urges Israel, Hamas To Stop Gaza Fighting
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 04 - 08 - 2014

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas on Sunday to stop fighting and urged Tel Aviv to lift its blockade of Gaza.
Wang made his comments at a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri, whose government is hosting a Palestinian delegation for ceasefire talks snubbed by Israel.
"Both sides, the Israeli and the Palestinian, should immediately and comprehensively cease fire, including air strikes, ground operations and rocket fire to save the people and peace in the region," said Wang, whose comments were translated into Arabic.
"All actions that involve excessive use of force and that lead to civilian casualties are unacceptable."
Wang also said Israel "should lift its blockade on Gaza, release Palestinian prisoners (but) at the same time Israel's security concerns must be considered".
China will provide $1.5 million in urgent humanitarian aid to war-battered Gaza, he added.
A Palestinian delegation of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Palestinian Authority was in Cairo for talks, although Israel said it will not send anyone to the negotiations.
Cairo, the traditional broker in conflicts between Israel and Hamas, invited Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to thrash out a durable truce in Gaza based on an Egyptian ceasefire proposal.
Wang said Beijing backs Cairo's ceasefire proposal and efforts undertaken by other countries to end the fighting in Gaza.
Beijing wanted both Israel and Hamas to "abort the use of force and work on reaching a solution that leads to mutual security through responsible negotiations and suitable mechanisms".
Shoukri said Cairo was trying to reach a solution which "addresses the roots of the conflict, through establishing a state for the Palestinian people".
Source : Ahram online


Clic here to read the story from its source.