Egyptian Sameh Shoukry during a meeting for the ministerial committee's activities before holding the 156th ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level- press photo
CAIRO - 9 September 2021: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reaffirmed Egypt's firm position of supporting the Palestinian issue, rejecting all acts that would target the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of the city of Jerusalem and its sanctities or change the historical and legal status quo, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez in a statement on Thursday, on his Twitter account.
Shoukry also affirmed that settlement activities in all of the occupied Palestinian territories should be stopped, calling for the support to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to lead to the establishment of their independent state.
Shoukry’s comments were said a meeting for the ministerial committee's activities before holding the 156th ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level on Thursday, to move for putting an end to the Israeli measures taken in the city of Jerusalem
During a tripartite meeting with his Jordanian and Palestinian counterparts Ayman Safadi and Riyad Al-Maliki at the Tahrir Palace, downtown Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s firm stands towards the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
“The meeting aimed to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian cause and the efforts made during the past period to work on re-engagement in the peace track and launch a serious and constructive negotiating process for reaching a comprehensive and just settlement on the basis of the two-state solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital,” said Hafez in a statement.
Shoukry called upon the international concerned parties to provide appropriate conditions to push forward the peace path during the coming period, in a manner that achieves the desired peace and stability in the region, Hafez said.
Both Jordanian and Palestinian Ministers praised Egypt's initiative to rebuild Gaza and provide development support to the Palestinian territories, as well as for its continuous efforts to achieve the desired Palestinian reconciliation, Hafez continued.
They also agreed to continue holding the tripartite consultation to achieve the interests of the three countries and their peoples.
On the same day, Shoukry held a bilateral session of talks with Safadi at Tahrir Palace, discussing regional developments in light of the consensus of visions between Cairo and Amman regarding them.