FM, Egyptian counterpart discuss ties, region

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, on Monday discussed with Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, ways of enhancing bilateral relations under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

In talks before an Arab foreign ministers meeting as part of ongoing consultations between the two countries, Safadi and Shoukry underlined the need to take concrete steps to increase cooperation in all fields.

The two ministers discussed developments related to the Palestinian issue, especially the repercussions of the United States' decision that Jewish settlements "are no longer in violation" of international law.

Safadi stressed that settlements are illegal, a position unanimously held by the international community, adding that the US unilateral move undermines the two-state solution as the only way to achieve comprehensive peace.

He warned of the serious repercussions of the US decision on efforts to resolve the conflict and bring about peace.

The two ministers also exchanged views on the crises in Libya, Yemen and Syria, and mechanisms to activate joint Arab action in the face of challenges that threaten regional security and stability.

They affirmed that joint work will continue to face these challenges and serve Arab issues.

25 November 2019