GCC, US meeting stresses Jerusalem’s status quo

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AMMAN — In a joint ministerial meeting held in Riyadh, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and the United States highlighted the significance of the Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem's holy sites and the imperative to preserve their historical status quo. اضافة اعلان

The meeting, attended by the foreign ministers of Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, aimed to strengthen the strategic partnership between the GCC countries and the US.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the statement issued during the meeting stressed the importance of refraining from unilateral measures that undermine the two-state solution and contribute to escalating tensions, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

The Kingdoms roles in safeguarding the historical city
The participants affirmed the need to maintain the historical status quo of Jerusalem, recognizing the Kingdoms special role in safeguarding the city's heritage and sanctity.

Furthermore, the statement underscored the commitment to achieving a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on the two-state solution. This includes adherence to the 1967 borders and any agreements signed by both sides regarding land exchanges, in accordance with internationally recognized standards and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The joint declaration serves as a reaffirmation of the shared commitment of the GCC nations and the United States to promoting stability, peace, and the preservation of Jerusalem's sacred sites, while supporting a negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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