11/27/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/27/2023 04:20
Members of the Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit under the chairmanship of His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, met with His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel Albares Bueno, in Barcelona. The committee members who participated in the meeting are His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Al-Safadi, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Shoukry, and His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Riad Malki, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, Hakan Fidan, His Excellency the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
During the meeting, they discussed developments in the situation in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings, and what the humanitarian truce achieved in the release of some prisoners and their return to their families, in addition to discussing the efforts made for a sustainable ceasefire, to end the violence and long-standing conflict, and contribute to opening safe corridors for the delivery of aid and urgent relief for the Gaza Strip.
The meeting discussed the efforts made to launch effective international action to stop the war and the humanitarian catastrophe it produces, in addition to the commitment to protect civilians and ensure the application of the rules of international law and international humanitarian law.
The members of the Ministerial Committee emphasized the importance of the international community taking all effective measures to ensure the implementation of international resolutions regarding the Palestinian issue, ensuring that the Israeli occupation is held accountable for its continued violations of international law and international humanitarian law.
The members of the committee stressed the return to the path of just, lasting, and comprehensive peace, through the implementation of international resolutions related to the two-state solution, and enabling the Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate rights to establish an independent and sovereign Palestinian state along the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The members of the committee renewed their demand that the international community assume its responsibility by rejecting all forms of selectivity in applying international legal and moral standards and protecting the Palestinian people from crimes committed by the occupation forces and settler militias against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.