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FMs of Palestine, Egypt, Jordan say international legitimacy is the only way to peace

CAIRO, Saturday, December 19, 2020 (WAFA) – The foreign ministers of Palestine, Egypt, and Jordan affirmed today that international legitimacy resolutions, including resolution 2334,  and the Arab Peace Initiative represent the approved terms of reference for negotiations.

In a joint press statement issued following a consultative meeting in Cairo, the ministers said that peace negotiations are the only way to achieve peace in the region, stressing that the Palestinian cause is the central Arab issue.

The three ministers affirmed the depth of relations between their countries, affirming keenness to develop them in various fields.

They also pledged to continue coordinating positions regarding regional issues in a way that serves common Arab interests and enhances security and stability in the region.

The top diplomats stressed the need to urge Israel to sit down and negotiate in order to reach a final settlement on the basis of the two-state solution to ensure the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and geographically contiguous Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

They agreed to continue working to resume serious and effective negotiations to end the stalemate in the peace process and find a real political horizon to make progress towards a just peace.

The ministers also agreed on intensive steps to mobilize an international position to confront illegal Israeli measures, particularly the construction of settlements, demolition of homes, and seizure of land, warning of the danger of these illegal measures which violate international law and undermine the two-state solution and any chances of reaching a just and comprehensive peace.

The ministers also affirmed that Jerusalem is a final status issue that will be only resolved through negotiations in accordance with international law and international legitimacy resolutions.

The ministers warned of the repercussions of the financial crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on its ability to vital services to the Palestinian refugees, stressing the need for the UNRWA to fully play its role according to its UN mandate until a just solution to the refugee issue is reached.


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