BEIJING, Sept 30 — China has affirmed that no one has the right to veto on issues concerning the future and fate of the Palestinian people, Jordan news agency (Petra) reported Chinese envoy said on Wednesday.
In his remarks at a Security Council meeting, Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, stressed the importance of upholding fairness and justice on the Palestinian question, saying:
“What is lacking in resolving the Palestinian question is not a grand plan, but good conscience to uphold justice. Whether the Security Council lives up to its responsibilities depends not on loud slogans, but on concrete actions.”
The Security Council should perform its duties objectively and impartially in accordance with international consensus and promote the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks without delay, instead of waiting for the so-called conditions for dialogue to mature, Zhang said, Petra cited Chinese media.
An early, comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian question remains the common expectation of the international community, he added, noting that the Security Council is duty-bound on the question of Palestine and it must take more vigorous actions to support the Palestinian people in restoring and exercising their inalienable rights and achieving lasting peace in the Middle East.
“A long-term solution to the Palestinian-Israeli issue must be based on the two-state solution. This is an international consensus and the bottom line of fairness and justice, which must be firmly adhered to,” the diplomat highlighted.
He also stressed that China supports the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights, and supports the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with full sovereignty based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, it added.