FM discusses Gaza ceasefire efforts with Qatari counterpart

Jordan

Published: 2023-12-23 16:02

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 04:26


FM discusses Gaza ceasefire efforts with Qatari counterpart
FM discusses Gaza ceasefire efforts with Qatari counterpart

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi held extensive talks on Saturday with the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. The discussions centered around ways to halt the Israeli Occupation’s aggression against the Gaza Strip.

Safadi and Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the urgent need for an immediate cessation of hostilities of the aggression against Gaza. They stressed the necessity for the United Nations Security Council to make a binding decision for an immediate ceasefire and to ensure the sufficient and sustainable entry of humanitarian aid to all parts of the Gaza Strip.

Safadi and Sheikh Mohammed warned of the catastrophic consequences of continuing to deprive Palestinians of their rights to food, water, and medicine, and the collapse of the healthcare infrastructure.

They condemned the displacement of over 1.9 million Palestinians, more than two-thirds of the population of the Gaza Strip, and strongly rejected the forced displacement of Palestinians within the Palestinian territories and beyond, considering it a war crime.

During their meeting, Safadi and Sheikh Mohammed, within the framework of ongoing coordination between the two countries, emphatically rejected dealing with any future approach that separates Gaza from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The two parties added that there can be no comprehensive security or stability in the region without the end of the occupation and the realization of an independent Palestinian state with sovereignty, and its capital in East Jerusalem, based on the lines of June 4, 1967 - considered as the sole path to achieve a just and comprehensive peace.

Safadi and Sheikh Mohammed warned against the extremist agendas in the Israeli Occupation’s government that persist in their destructive aggression on Gaza, systematically destroying it to prevent its inhabitants from returning to their homes, reintroducing military occupation to large parts of it, and attempting to ignite the situation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and open a front with Lebanon to prolong their stay in the government.

They condemned the Occupation’s transgressions in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities, representing a blatant violation of the right to freedom of worship, depriving the majority of Muslims and Christians in Palestine of performing their religious rituals.

Safadi and Sheikh Mohammed affirmed the continued joint action, in coordination with partner states and the international community, to stop the aggression and ensure the sufficient and immediate entry of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.