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31 Aug, 2012

China, Egypt Back Palestine Statehood


BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — China and Egypt have reaffirmed their support for an independent State of Palestine, according to a joint press communique issued here on Thursday.

The independent state should have full sovereignty established on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, said the communique, which also backed Palestine’s participation in the United Nations and other international organizations.

The document was released after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s three-day state visit to China concluded early on Thursday morning.

It said China and Egypt support the international community in intensifying efforts to promote dialogues to finally solve the “Palestine question” through peaceful talks in a comprehensive and justified way.

China has spoken highly of Egypt’s contribution on promoting peace between Palestine and Israel, and the country’s promotion of internal compromise in Palestine, said the communique.

It added that Egypt appreciates China’s efforts on supporting the just cause of the Palestinian people and safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East.