China FM says ‘urgent’ steps needed to ease Gaza crisis

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the world must “act urgently” to calm the Israel-Hamas war as he hosted diplomats from Arab and Muslim-majority nations in Beijing. China has sought to play a greater role in the Middle East, facilitating a historic rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran and sending an envoy to the region to push for a ceasefire in the conflict.


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