Jordan, Egypt, Palestine call for restarting Palestinian-Israeli peace talks | World | Ammon News

Jordan, Egypt, Palestine call for restarting Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

[8/19/2017 4:51:32 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The second round of a tripartite consultation on the Middle East peace process, brining together the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Palestine, on Saturday, emphasized the need to re-launch time-framed negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis to end the occupation and reach a comprehensive deal addressing all final status issues.

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman al-Safadi and his Egyptian and Palestinian counterparts Samih Shukri and Riyad Maliki, said in a joint statement that any peace agreement should be based on international legitimacy and UN resolutions and 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

The second round meeting was held as part of the continued consultation and coordination between Jordan, Egypt and Palestine on the latest developments in the peace process and the situation in occupied Palestine, as well as coordinating efforts to end the conflict and reach a comprehensive and lasting agreement based on a two-state solution.

The ministers reviewed the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and the adverse impact of the stalemate in peacemaking. They warned that the failure to resolve the Palestinian issue and the denial of the Palestinian people's remain the main reason for regional instability and lack of security. They demanded Israel to respect the historical and legal status quo in the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram al-Sharif, and stop all unilateral measures aimed at changing the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of East Jerusalem.

In this regard, the ministers stressed the importance of a continued Arab coordination to protect Holy Places in East Jerusalem within the framework of the Hashemite Custodianship Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites.

They urged the international community and the U.S. administration to step up efforts to set the ground to kick start peace negotiations.

The ministers agreed to continue consultations in the future and keep engaging regional and international parties, to push forward the peace process.

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