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Arab-Islamic ministerial committee condemns Israeli aggression at meeting with Nordic, Benelux Union leaders

By JT - Dec 16,2023 - Last updated at Dec 16,2023

Arab-Islamic ministerial committee on Friday meets with Nordic, Benelux Union leaders (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Members of the ministerial committee, formed by the Joint Arab-Islamic Summit on Friday met with the prime minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre, and the foreign ministers of Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland) and Benelux Union countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

The meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan, Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Maliki, Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Hussein Ibrahim Taha.

The committee condemned the continued Israeli military escalation against civilians and reiterated a unified stance against the Israeli occupation's aggression on the Palestinian people in Gaza in accordance with international humanitarian law, and called for an immediate ceasefire, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The committee also called for an immediate ceasefire and called on the international community to address the "blatant" violations by Israeli forces against the Palestinian people, including the hindrances to the entry of urgent humanitarian aid into the besieged strip.

They also emphasised the importance of holding the occupation accountable for ongoing violations of international and humanitarian law in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

The committee members also underlined the urgent need to secure aid passages to Gaza, rejecting any restrictions on the entry of humanitarian food and medical assistance. 

They also underscored the importance of the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with relevant international resolutions. 

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