Egypt, France, Jordan reiterate importance of halting unilateral actions undermining two-state solution



Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 10:07 GMT


Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 10:07 GMT

CAIRO – 3 June 2021: Egypt, France and Jordan reiterated the importance of halting all unilateral actions that undermine the two-state solution and opportunities to realize peace.

This came in a joint statement released at the end of a coordination meeting between the Egyptian, French and Jordanian foreign ministries via videoconference as part of the three countries' efforts to assess the needs and mobilize resources for extending humanitarian aid to Palestinians.

The statement said that the meeting contributed to pushing forward efforts of the three countries regarding a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

It also pressed the need for an immediate humanitarian response to the Palestinians' needs along with preserving the sacred places in the occupied territories.

The conferees renewed their commitment to realizing a two-state solution based on international law and terms of reference, noting that this solution is the only way for permanently meeting the demands of the Palestinians and Israelis.

In a press conference with Jordanian counterpart Ayman al Safadi earlier in May, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the two-state solution must be activated in Palestine in order to meet the people’s demands and achieve peace.

Shoukry affirmed the need to reach a solution for the Palestinian issue in order to ban any possible future conflicts or aggressions.

He noted that the recent confrontation between Hamas and Israel caused humanitarian disaster.

Shoukry also pointed out that he has discussed ways to preserve the rights of the Palestinian people with the Jordanian authorities, as he conveyed a message from President Abdel Fattah al Sisi to King Abdullah II of Jordan, expressing the depth of relations between the two countries.

The Egyption Minster also stressed that the reconstruction of Gaza should be prioritized, as Egypt announced an initiative of $500M for the reconstruction operations that will take place in coordination with the Palestinian Authority to contribute to improving the living situation for the people in Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

“This vicious circle of destruction cannot continue,” Shoukry said, adding that this situation frustrates the Palestinian people.



MENA contributed to reporting




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