Palestinian problem ‘historic tragedy’- Chinese FM

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The problem of establishing a Palestinian state, which has remained unsolved for decades, is a historic tragedy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

“We believe that the Palestinian people have the legitimate right to establish their own state, which is also the global community’s aspiration.

“Seventy years have passed since the UN made its decision regarding this issue, but the dream of Palestine to have its own state has not become a reality.

“It is a historic tragedy which cannot continue on,” Wang said, as quoted in a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement.

The foreign minister said that Beijing supported the two-state solution, which implies the creation of an independent Palestinian state within the borders determined before the Six-Day War in 1967.

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