China, Palestine agree to establish strategic partnership: Report

China’s President Xi Jinping (right) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, June 14, 2023.

China said Wednesday that it established a “strategic partnership” with the Palestinian Authority during a visit to Beijing by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, ABC News reported.

Abbas was welcomed with full military honors at the Great Hall of the People in China's capital.

“We are good friends and partners,” Chinese President Xi Jinping told Abbas at the start of their meeting, according to ABC News.  

Xi said that China has always firmly supported the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights.

China is willing to strengthen coordination and cooperation with the Palestinian side to promote a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue as soon as possible, he said.

The Chinese president called the strategic partnership an important milestone in the history of bilateral relations, but its financial details were not immediately disclosed.

Abbas said his administration was looking forward to strengthening cooperation with China within the framework of its initiative and securing investments.

“We especially appreciate the Chinese side’s commitment to financing a number of development projects presented by Palestine. We wish the speedy dispatch of technical delegations to implement these projects,” ABC News quoted him as saying.

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