Egypt's FM Shoukry discuss developments in Palestine with Jordanian counterpart

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 07:48 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

CAIRO – 4 June 2020: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed, Thursday, the latest developments regarding the Palestinian cause with his his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi during a phone call.

According to Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Hafez, the two minsters discussed number of issues of mutual concern.

Hafez added that the conversation focused on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause, in the framework of bilateral relations of cooperation and close coordination binding the two sisterly countries, Egypt and Jordan, and given the common priority that the two countries’ governments and peoples attach to the Palestinian cause.

Shoukry and Safadi affirmed the importance of continuing to push ahead with efforts aimed at resuming the peace process within the framework of the principle of the two-state solution, and via the international community's solidarity for encouraging action in order to create the conducive environment for this end, and setting prospects towards the just and comprehensive settlement; while stressing rejection of any unilateral Israeli measures to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories as this constitutes a violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions, and due to its dire consequences for any hope of reaching the desired peace, stability and security in the region.

The two ministers also affirmed their commitment to peace as a strategic option and a regional and international imperative, which can only be achieved through negotiations, without any unilateral measures, and in accordance with the two-state solution and relevant references of international law and resolutions. Hafez concluded his remarks by noting that the two ministers agreed to continue coordination and consultation between the two sides on developments in the situation on the Palestinian scene, and to carry on joint work towards advancing the peace process and preserving the legitimate Palestinian rights.

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