Egypt, Palestine, Jordan call for a restart of peace talks

(From L to R) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi and Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat hold a joint press conference after their trilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan on May 14, 2017. ( Salah Malkawi - Anadolu Agency )

(From L to R) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Al Safadi and Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat hold a joint press conference after their trilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan on May 14, 2017

Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian foreign ministers on Saturday called for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at a press conference in Cairo.

The main cause of instability in the region is the unresolved Palestinian crisis and the failure to observe the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, Egypt’s Sameh Shukri, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Palestine’s Riyad Al Maliki agreed.

Sameh Shukri said that the ministers discussed a solution for the establishment of a Palestinian state with the capital of East Jerusalem.

Palestine’s Riyad Al Maliki said:

Israel’s settlement units will destroy efforts to complete the peace process based on a two-state solution

Maliki also stressed that they are ready to fight any violation against Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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A written statement was issued after the foreign ministers’ meeting, saying that all unilateral practices toward changing the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of East Jerusalem should be ended and that Israel should respect the historical and legal status of Al Aqsa Mosque.

The statement praised the role of the US in the peace settlement, adding the desire of the ministers for the US to increase its efforts in helping to achieve peace on both sides.

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(Source / 20.08.2017)

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