In a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Chinese president invited the European Union to contribute to appeasement and mediation efforts in the Middle East conflict.
Deep differences persist between the United States and its Arab partners over their response to Israel’s war against Hamas, following Saturday’s meeting between Antony Blinken and his Middle Eastern counterparts in Amman, Jordan. The head of American diplomacy participated in a summit organized by the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended by representatives of Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
As Antony Blinken began a new tour of the Middle East where worried Arab leaders publicly and privately asked the US Secretary of State to put a stop to the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, putting a little more pressure on pressure on the Biden administration to persuade Israel to reduce the number of civilian casualties and authorize the delivery of humanitarian aid, Xi Jinping spoke on Friday by videoconference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. During their discussions, the Chinese president invited Europe to join China in its desire for mediation. “China and Europe should devote efforts to mediating conflicts and easing tensions,” he said, also referring to the war in Ukraine.
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