CAIRO - 17 January 2023: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Tuesday at Al Itihadiyah Presidential Palace King Abdullah II of Jordan and Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas to confer over the developments of the Palestinian Cause as well as relevant regional and international updates.
The three leaders stipulated the importance of preserving the rights of the Palestinian people, and reaching a fair, comprehensive and permanent solution to the cause, embodied in the establishing a Palestinian state, along the Israeli one, on the borders of June 4, 1967 and that would have as capital Eastern the Jerusalem.
The Egyptian and Jordanian chiefs of state affirmed their backing to the Palestinian president during the current precarious situation engulfed with regional and international challenges.
The leaders pointed out to the necessity that the international community joins forces to secure the Palestinian people and its legitimate rights as well as to open a political horizon for launching serious and effective negotiations to achieve a solution. They noted that the lack of such horizons puts security and stability in peril.
The three heads of state asserted that Israel has to stop its unilateral illegitimate actions that undermine the two state solution and chances of accomplishing a fair and comprehensive peace. They underscored that such actions are in the form of settlements, eviction of Palestinians from their homes, breaking into Palestinian cities, and violating the existing legal and historic status of Jerusalem and its sacred sites.
They also reiterated that the only entity entitled to regulating entry and managing Al Aqsa Mosque is the Jerusalem Endowments Department affiliated to the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments. They equally underscored the salience of continuous funding to the UNRWA, and of ending disputes among Palestinian factions.
In a related context, the Jordanian King and the Palestinian President commended the role of Egypt in pacification in Gaza Strip and reconstruction. Concluding their meeting, the three Arab leaders agreed on holding further consultations on possible ways to resume negotiations.