China’s foreign minister told his Palestinian and Israeli counterparts that his country is ready to help facilitate peace talks between the two sides, in its latest effort at mediation in the region.

In separate phone calls to the two officials Qin Gang expressed China’s concern over intensifying tensions between Israel and Palestinians and its support for a resumption of peace talks.

Qin told Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Al-Maliki that China is willing to play an active role in the resumption of talks.

He stressed in his talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen that Saudi Arabia and Iran have set a good example of overcoming differences through dialogue.

Last month, Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a deal in China to restore diplomatic ties that were cut off in 2016.