Arab-European Leaders Support Two State Solutions on Palestine-Israel Crisis

Sharm el-Sheikh, MINA – Arab and European leaders on Monday , reaffirmed their shared position to reach a two state solution for Palestinian and Israeli.

“We reaffirm our commitment to achieving a two state solution based on UN resolutions, as the only realistic way to end the occupation that began in 1967, including East Jerusalem,” a joint statement after the two-day Arab League-EU summit, which ended in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The statement added that the solution was to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and Palestine through direct negotiations between the parties discussing all final status issues. WAFA News Office reported.

Leaders from both sides also stressed their position that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories were illegal under international law.

They affirmed the importance of the historic status quo for the holy places in Jerusalem, including those relating to safeguards by the Kingdom of Jordan.

“We also reaffirm the role of UNRWA which is indispensable and the need to support it politically and financially, so that it can continue to fulfill the UN mandate,” the declaration continued.

They expressed concern about the humanitarian, political, security and economic situation in the Gaza Strip, and called on all parties to take immediate steps to produce fundamental changes in a better direction.

They mentioned the poem as full respect for international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, especially with regard to the protection of civilians.

Leaders and heads of government from 28 European countries and 21 Arab countries discussed for two days a joint challenge and ways to increase opportunities for mutual cooperation.

This is the first meeting to bring together heads of state and Arab and European governments to address urgent problems, including terrorism, organized crime and illegal immigration. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)