Jul 12, 2018 10:24 Asia/Tehran

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Wednesday held talks with foreign ministers of Palestine, Somalia.

During the talks with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, Wang said China will continue to firmly support the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights, and the Palestine issue should not and will not be marginalized.

He said Palestine's right to self-determination cannot be traded, nor their pursuit of independent statehood as well as their principles and dignity.

Malki said Palestine is ready to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Palestine hopes China will play a greater role in promoting the early resumption of the peace process in the Middle East and the realization of the two-state solution, he said.

During the talks with Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, Wang said China will always support Somalia's efforts to safeguard its sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and will support the Somali government in advancing the political process, promoting social reconciliation and improving governance ability.

China is willing to support Somalia's peaceful reconstruction within its capabilities, Wang said.

Awad said Somalia has always firmly adhered to the one-China policy. He said his country actively supports the Belt and Road Initiative and hopes to enhance cooperation with China in areas including infrastructural construction, agriculture, fishery, human resources development and capability-building.