Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a virtual meeting with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad called on the US to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of the Middle Eastern countries.
Taking a dig at Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Wang Yi blamed the US for attempting to transform the region based on their own standards and called on the United States and other Western nations to truly respect the national sovereignty of countries in the Middle East, China Daily reported.
They should contribute more to peace and development in the Middle East by listening to the needs of people in the region, he said, adding that China would continue to speak up for Syria in safeguarding its sovereign independence, territorial integrity and national dignity.
He further called for the international community to provide Syria with humanitarian assistance and said that China firmly supports people in the Middle East in independently exploring the path of development and solving regional security issues through unity and self-improvement.
China would like to strengthen coordination with all parties concerned to promote the Palestinian issue to be reincorporated into the priority of the international agenda, the Chinese top diplomat added.
As the Palestinian issue is the core of the issues in the Middle East, Wang said it should not be forgotten by the international community, still less marginalized. The hardship suffered by Palestinian people should not be allowed to continue, he added.