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King participates in trilateral summit with Egyptian, Palestinian presidents in Cairo

Leaders reaffirm need to safeguard legitimate rights of Palestinian people

By JT - Jan 17,2023 - Last updated at Jan 17,2023

His Majesty King Abdullah, Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold a trilateral summit in Cairo on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a trilateral summit on Tuesday in Cairo, to discuss the latest developments related to the Palestinian cause.

In a joint communique released following the summit, the leaders reaffirmed the need to safeguard the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and to continue joint efforts to reach just, comprehensive, and lasting peace, on the basis of the two-state solution, according to a Royal Court statement.

The leaders agreed to maintain consultation at all levels within the Jordanian-Egyptian-Palestinian coordination framework, in order to crystalise a vision for activating efforts to relaunch negotiations, while working with Arab leaders and partners to reactivate the peace process, according to the communique.

Furthermore, they stressed the need to cease all illegal unilateral Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution and the prospects of achieving just and comprehensive peace.

The leaders, according to the communique, also highlighted the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites.

Presidents El Sisi and Abbas reaffirmed the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and its key role in protecting these sites and their inherent Arab Muslim and Christian identities.

King Abdullah and President Abbas expressed appreciation of Egypt’s efforts in maintaining calm in Gaza and supporting efforts to rebuild the strip, stressing the international donor community’s responsibility towards supporting the rebuilding efforts.

The leaders also underscored the importance of maintaining the international community’s support for UNRWA, to enable it to continue providing its vital services for Palestinian refugees.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, Jordan’s Ambassador to Egypt Amjad Adaileh, and senior Egyptian and Palestinian officials attended the summit.

Prior to the trilateral summit, the King also held bilateral talks with President El Sisi in Cairo.

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