Chinese special envoy on Middle East AffairsGong Xiaosheng expressed deep concerns over the situation in the middle east, saying china is willing to promote negotiation and peace in the region.

The visiting envoy made the remarks while meeting with Jamal Aqeel, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs, in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

He said several issues have severely threatened the region’s peace and stability including the Syrian civil war, conflicts between the Palestinians and Israel, the war in Yemen, and the Iranian nuclear deal. He added that china has paid great attention to the complicated situation in the Middle East.

Gong said china, as a friend of Middle East countries, hopes all players can resolve disputes through political means and end conflicts as soon as possible to realize peace and stability in the region.