Published: 2021-05-31 19:32
Last Updated: 2021-06-16 18:29
The Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, continued Monday to consult and coordinate positions on the efforts of the two countries aimed at ensuring the continuation of the ceasefire and the reconstruction process in Gaza while finding a real horizon for relaunching serious negotiations to achieve a just peace on the basis of the two-state solution in accordance with international law and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Safadi and Shoukry exchanged views on the outcome of the efforts undertaken by the two countries in this regard, and affirmed the continuation of coordination and joint action, whether with regard to the current priorities related to ensuring the continuation of the ceasefire and reconstruction in Gaza or with regard to finding a real solution for activating efforts to reach peace on the basis of a two-state solution.
They highlighted the importance of activating an immediate international effort to rebuild Gaza in a way that alleviates the suffering of the Gazans, in coordination with the Palestinian authorities.
The two ministers stressed that achieving sustainable calm also requires the Israeli Occupation from stopping their practices that triggered the escalation in the first place.
They stressed the need for the Israeli Occupation to respect the historical and legal status quo in the Islamic and Christian holy sites of Jerusalem, and to respect the right of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods to their homes, while stopping all unilateral measures that undermine the chances of achieving peace.