‘Settlement of the Palestinian cause is necessary for achieving stability in the Arab world:’ Egypt's parliament speaker

Gamal Essam El-Din , Saturday 19 Feb 2022

Speaker of Egypt's Parliament Hanafy El-Gebaly said on Saturday that a fair, comprehensive and permanent settlement for the Palestinian cause “is necessary in order to achieve stability in the Arab world and protect Arab national security.”

Egypt s parliament speaker
Egypt s parliament speaker

The speaker’s comments were made while addressing a conference entitled "The Role of Parliamentarians in Supporting Security and Stability in the Arab world" during the Fourth Conference of the Arab Parliamentary Union, which was held at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday.

"Arab parliamentarians should exert greater efforts to raise the awareness in the international community of the fairness of the Palestinian cause," El-Gebaly said, adding "the Palestinian cause is central to Arab security and without finding a comprehensive and fair solution for this problem the Arab national security will remain in danger."

El-Gebaly argued that the Arab national security also requires that Arab parliamentarians coordinate efforts to stand up to the economic and political challenges facing the Arab world.

"In this respect, we should make use of our role as parliamentarians to revive all Arab economic cooperation and integration projects," said El-Gebaly.

Within the same context, El-Gebaly called upon Arab parliamentarians to hurry up drafting a unified vision on fighting terrorism.

"This vision should tackle the root causes of terrorism, which poses a real threat to the Arab national security," said El-Gebaly.

El-Gebaly held talks with Sakr Gobash, speaker of the United Arab Emirates' National Federation Council; with Abdel-Karim El-Daghmi, speaker of  Jordan's House of Representatives; and with Ibrahim Boughali, speaker of the Algerian National People's Council.

Ahmed Manaa, secretary-general of Egypt's House of Representatives, was elected deputy chairman of the General Council of Secretaries-General of Arab Parliaments.

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