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Concrete steps for a two-state solution and recognition of the Palestinian state

The ministerial committee assigned by the Extraordinary Arab Summit, headed by the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, and the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Ede, met regarding developments in the Gaza Strip, foreign ministers and representatives of European countries on April 29, 2024, in the city of Riyadh, to discuss the urgent need to end the war. in Gaza and take the necessary steps to implement the two-state solution.

The meeting was attended by foreign ministers and representatives of Bahrain, Portugal, the European Union, Algeria, Jordan, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, the League of Arab States, Slovenia, France, Palestine, Qatar, Egypt, and the United Kingdom. .

The meeting expressed its support for efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire, release prisoners and hostages, end the war in Gaza and all illegal unilateral actions and violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as well as address the catastrophic humanitarian crisis. At the same time, the importance of moving to a political path to reach a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was emphasized.

In light of this, concrete steps towards establishing a Palestinian state were discussed in the context of the two-state solution. The urgent need to take such steps and the importance of coordinating positions was emphasized. The meeting also discussed the issue of recognition of the Palestinian state by countries that have not yet done so, and the timing and context of this recognition.

The meeting stressed the importance and necessity of adopting a comprehensive approach towards a credible and irreversible path to implementing the two-state solution in accordance with international law and agreed standards, including the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, the Arab Peace Initiative, and other relevant initiatives with the aim of achieving a just and lasting peace that meets human rights. The Palestinian people and the security of Israel and the region, which will pave the way for normal relations between countries in a region where stability, security, peace and cooperation prevail.

The meeting also stressed the need to intensify support for state-building efforts, support the new Palestinian government, and the importance of having a single Palestinian government in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza.

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