Fatah backs China for resolving South China Sea dispute via dialogue

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/6/22 23:08:03

A senior official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah Party on Wednesday called on the states of South China Sea to resolve their current disputes through dialogue. 
Abbas Zaki, the Fatah official, who is in charge of the Chinese-Palestinian relations said in an emailed press statement that Fatah movement follows with concerns the difference of the Asian states that overlook South China Sea. 
He stressed that China is aware and knows its commitment in protecting the freedom of the sea and air navigation in the South China Sea area in accordance to the international law. 
"Fatah supports its friend China and support its sovereignty over the waters in the South China Sea. China seeks to establish the rules of right and justice through its principled position based on the peaceful resolution of disputes that achieve justice and participation among these states," said Zaki. 
Zaki also reiterated that China seeks to achieve a common win through revitalizing economic development of the countries of the world, especially countries bordering the South China Sea. 
Fatah movement called on the states of South China Sea to resolve their differences throughout the direct peaceful negotiations without any foreign intervention. 
"Fatah considers foreign intervention as one of the means that would feed conflicts and lead to more tension among the states of the region," he said, adding "Fatah believes that the presence of U.S. ships and submarines in South China Sea is provocative."  

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