Arab-European Ministerial Meeting Convenes in Brussels to Address Gaza Conflict, Two-State Solution

Arab-European Ministerial Meeting Convenes in Brussels to Address Gaza Conflict, Two-State Solution

The Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit on Developments in the Gaza Strip, along with foreign ministers and representatives from European countries, convened today in Brussels.

The meeting addressed the urgent need to end the Gaza conflict and take necessary steps toward implementing a two-state solution.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, co-chaired the meeting alongside his Norwegian counterpart, Espen Barth Eide, in cooperation with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.

This meeting follows the previous one held in Riyadh for the committee on April 29.

Ministers and representatives from Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Latvia, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Palestine, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were in attendance.

The meeting emphasized its support for efforts aimed at achieving an immediate ceasefire, releasing detainees and hostages, and ending the war in the Gaza Strip. It also underscored the importance of addressing all illegal unilateral actions and violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, including control over the Rafah crossing, as well as tackling the catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

Moreover, participants discussed tangible steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state within the framework of the two-state solution, emphasizing the need for a political path that supports a sustainable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The meeting highlighted the importance of international recognition of the State of Palestine and the adoption of a comprehensive approach that ensures an irreversible path toward implementing the two-state solution under international law and agreed-upon principles.

This includes adhering to United Nations Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, along with other relevant initiatives aimed at achieving a just and lasting peace that upholds the rights of the Palestinian people and ensures regional security.

Participants noted that such achievements will pave the way for normal relations between countries in the region and ensure regional stability, security, peace, and cooperation.