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Palestine must become a full member of the UN, said the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Palestine must become a full member of the UN, said the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

China supports Palestine’s full UN membership status and calls on individual countries to stop obstructing it, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at an annual press conference on Thursday.

“We support Palestine’s emergence as a full member of the United Nations and call on individual members of the Security Council to stop obstructing this,” the diplomat said.

Wang Yi stressed that China strongly supports the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights and has always been committed to a comprehensive, fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue. He also noted that the fact that “the Palestinian territories have been occupied for a long time” can no longer be ignored.

The UN General Assembly in 2012 recognized Palestine as an observer state of the world organization, but the country does not have the status of a full UN member.