Delay in Israeli-Palestinian peace process must be overcome: Arab foreign ministers

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Aug 2017

Foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, an Palestine
Foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine during a trilateral meeting in Cairo (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian foreign ministry)

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine said at a Cairo press conference on Saturday that is important that the delay in the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be overcome.

The three foreign ministers asked that the international community create an atmosphere conducive for negotiations in accordance with international legitimacy.

The ministers expressed their appreciation for the American role played in pushing the peace process forward, stressing that the lack of a solution to the conflict is a main cause of instability in the region.

A declaration released on Saturday following the trilateral meeting read that the ministers discussed developments in occupied Palestine as well as how the lack of a peace deal is affecting the region.

The declaration also stressed that Israel should respect the legal and historic situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque and refrain from taking unilateral measures.

The meeting comes one month after violence broke out in occupied East Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

The three FMs met to coordinate the three nations' positions on the peace process ahead of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next month. 

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