Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed, on Wednesday, to the Jordanian capital Amman for discussions on the latest developments relating to the Palestinian issue.
A statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, said that Shoukry will take part in discussions, on Thursday, with his Jordanian, German and French counterparts.
The ministerial meeting will focus on exchanging views on the current status of the Middle East peace process and its consequences, Hafez explained.
The four ministers will also discuss ways to advance the resumption of the peace process, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive and just political settlement of the Palestinian issue. This will be based on the principle of the two-state solution.
Hafez noted that Shoukry will also hold a number of bilateral talks during the visit, to discuss the most prominent regional issues.
As part of these talks, the Egyptian minister will discuss the most important aspects of bilateral relations between Egypt, on the one side, and Jordan, Germany and France on the other.
During a recorded address to the UN General Assembly’s 75th session on Tuesday, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reaffirmed the Egypt position in supporting the two-state solution and the Palestinian people’s right to establish their independent state.
Al-Sisi said that the Palestinian people yearn for the basic human rights of living in an independent state.
“Achieving this right has exhausted generations and exhausted many decisions to an extent that has become burdening the human conscience,” Al-Sisi said, ”There is no way to get rid of this burden and open a new horizon for peace, cooperation and co-existence except through establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, so peace and security may prevail in the region.”
He added that the international community must re-commit to achieving the long-awaited peace and must stand against the decisions and procedures that take land away from the Palestinians.