Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 09:20 GMT
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 09:20 GMT
CAIRO – 22 September 2022: Munich Group, formed of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France, and Germany, has affirmed that resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution is essential to achieve regional peace.
In a ministerial meeting for Munich Group in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the ministers affirmed that the two-state solution on the borders of 4 June 1967 is the only way to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of the Israeli and Palestinian sides.
FM Shoukry participates in the Munich Group ministerial meeting Egypt spares no effort to support the Palestinian rights and revitalize the peace process to achieve a last & just peace based on the two states solution @francediplo @germanydiplo @ForeignMinistry pic.twitter.com/zfGraeR2bj— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) September 21, 2022
“We remain firmly committed to enabling and supporting all efforts aimed at achieving a just and lasting peace in the Middle East based on international law, relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and agreed parameters, including the Arab Peace Initiative,” the ministers said in a joint statement.
The ministers highlighted the necessity to urgently resume direct and serious negotiations between both the Palestinian and Israeli sides as soon as possible.
The statement also called for urgently creating political and economic horizons with the aim of protecting the prospects of the two-state solution. This includes exploring the possibility of a comprehensive regional approach to peace, the statement added.
Russia's war against 🇺🇦 won't impede our commitment to finding a solution to the #MiddleEastConflict. FM @ABaerbock and colleagues from 🇫🇷, 🇪🇬&🇯🇴 remain engaged to furthering Israeli-Palestinian rapprochement & in their opposition towards actions obstructing a Two-state solution. pic.twitter.com/PKseEmgKx8— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) September 21, 2022
“We encourage further mutual confidence-building measures based on reciprocal commitments, with a view to improving living conditions for the Palestinian people, bearing in mind the positive impact of better economic conditions on security,” the statement said.
The ministers called for an end to all unilateral acts and the use of violence against civilians, condemning the death of civilians in recent weeks and months, including children and women.
“We stress the need to refrain from all unilateral measures that undermine the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects of a just and lasting peace, and underline the importance of respecting and preserving the territorial unity, contiguity and integrity of all the occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem,” the statement added.
In this regard, the ministers called for stopping the Israeli settlement activities, the confiscation of Palestinian lands, an eviction of Palestinians from their homes, affirming that this represents a violation of the international law.
Joined today the munich meeting to consult & coordinate policies to advance the Middle East Peace Process, towards a just, comprehensive & lasting peace, based on the two-state solution.— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) September 22, 2022
Together, we must address the situation of today and develop the necessary peace of tomorrow pic.twitter.com/nrYOdKIhEz
“We reiterate our particular concern regarding the eviction of the inhabitants of the “Masafer Yatta” region, and stress that the rights of the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods with regard to their homes must be respected,” the statement said.
The group also reiterated concern regarding the eviction of the inhabitants of the “Masafer Yatta” region, stressing the need to respect the rights of the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods with regard to their homes.