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Shoukry: All countries called for preventing military conflict into Palestinian Rafah


Wed 15 May 2024 | 04:44 PM
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Basant Ahmed

Foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday that recognizing the State of Palestine is another step within the framework of implementing the two-state solution, noting that countries that adopt the two-state solution as a way out of the crisis must move in the direction of recognizing the Palestinian state and its full membership in the United Nations.

He added during an interview on the “Al Qahera News” channel that Egypt, within the framework of the Arab-Islamic Liaison Committee, in coordination with its partners from the Arab countries, has made efforts to persuade many countries of the world to recognize it. There are more than 130 countries that recognize the Palestinian state, so the establishment of the Palestinian state is the way to end the crisis.

Regarding holding an international peace conference, he explained that “there are proposals from a number of countries, including European countries, to hold this conference to launch the peace process and recognize the State of Palestine, stressing:" we support all of these proposals and we have not yet reached the point of serious work to hold such a conference in light of the fact that the war is still ongoing.” 

Shoukry noted that it is  impossible to hold a conference before a ceasefire, and when conditions allow for the implementation of this proposal, it will be appropriate to support this approach and participate in it.

He added that all countries of the world have called for preventing the expansion of the military conflict into Palestinian Rafah, where more than 1,300,000 Palestinians have taken refuge.