Tehran, Beijing, Riyadh call for immediate halt of Gaza war
Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have jointly demanded urgent action to end Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip, and provide sustainable relief to the Palestinians.
Foreign Minister Deng Li hosted Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs
Ali Bagheri Kani of Iran and Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed bin
Abdulkarim El-Khereiji in Beijing on Friday for the first time within the
framework of the joint committee of the three countries.
In a statement,
the trio expressed opposition to the forced displacement of the Palestinians,
and underscored that any future arrangement about Palestine must embody the
will of its people and support their right to establish their state and
also voiced concern about the current critical circumstances in Gaza.
officials agreed on the next meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia in June.
Also in the
meeting, the diplomats discussed the progress in relations between Saudi Arabia
and Iran, including the reopening of the respective embassies in Riyadh and
The Iranian and
Saudi diplomats expressed appreciation for China’s influential part in the
rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh and reaffirmed their full commitment to
implementing the Beijing Agreement.