Jordan hails Egypt's efforts to mediate ceasefire in Gaza, calling for resumption of peace talks



Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT


Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT

CAIRO - 8 August 2022: Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi has praised Egypt's efforts to mediate a ceasefire in Gaza after three days of Israeli aggression.

In a joint press conference on Monday in Amman with his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, Safadi welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in the strip, which came into effect late on Sunday, Egypt’s news agency MENA reported.

Safadi, however, warned of the danger of the absence of a political horizon to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stressing the need to return to serious peace talks between the two sides to ensure peace.

The Jordanian minister also affirmed the need to ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Safadi reiterated rejection of the Israeli violations against Al Aqsa Mosque, underlining the need of respecting the historical legal status at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Regarding the situation in Yemen, Safadi said that his country will continue to cooperate with the Yemeni legitimacy in order to end the current crisis.

He also hailed the renewal of a truce in Yemen for another two months, voicing hope that such a step would contribute to supporting measures to end the crisis in Yemen through an all-out political solution.

For his part, the Yemeni foreign minister said that Jordan supports the political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

He further underlined the need of rallying efforts in order to deal seriously with the regional issues.

The legitimate Yemeni government will spare no effort to deal seriously with regional causes, he added. 

The international community has welcomed the announced ceasefire between Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement and Israel on Sunday, lauding Egypt’s diplomatic key role during the past days.

The Cairo-brokered ceasefire has ended three days of Israeli aggression on the enclave and Palestinian rocket attacks launched against Israeli cities in response. The Israeli strikes killed more than 40 Palestinians, including children.

“I welcome the announcement tonight of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based militants after three days of hostilities,” the White House said in a statement.

Biden thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the senior Egyptian officials for playing a “central role” in the ceasefire diplomacy as well as Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar and his team for helping to bring these hostilities to an end.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza, commending Egypt's efforts to help restore calm,

In a statement, Guterres extended his deepest condolences to the victims of the violence and their loved ones.



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