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FM Takes Part in Arab Consultative Meeting on Gaza

Sat 27 Apr 2024 | 11:40 PM
Sameh Shoukry
Sameh Shoukry
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Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry participated on Saturday evening, April 27, 2024, in the consultative ministerial meeting of the six Arab countries concerned with following up on the developments of the Gaza Strip crisis. 

The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the State of Qatar, and the State of Palestine. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Riyadh.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid stated that the meeting witnessed extensive discussions on the efforts made to stop the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian/Qatari mediation efforts in cooperation with the United States, and the coordination of Arab positions and messages sent to international partners in this regard.

During the meeting, Minister Shoukry reiterated his warning against the risks of Israel carrying out a ground military operation in the Palestinian city of Rafah, due to its catastrophic humanitarian consequences for more than 1.4 million Palestinians, and its security repercussions for the stability of the region. This was a point of agreement among the participants, who affirmed their categorical rejection of any attempts to displace Palestinians from their land or liquidate the Palestinian cause.

Moreover, Abu Zeid added that the talks between the officials focused on ways to implement the Arab vision for ending the current war, dealing with its humanitarian repercussions, and reaching a serious political horizon to support the Palestinian cause. 

Furthermore, Shoukry stressed the inevitability of implementing the two-state solution in accordance with international legitimacy references, and the need for international parties to recognize the Palestinian state and grant it full membership in the United Nations, considering this an essential step to support efforts to relaunch the peace process and implement the two-state solution vision.