Saudi Foreign Minister: Two-State Solution is the Foundation for Peace and Security

Saudi Foreign Minister: Two-State Solution is the Foundation for Peace and Security

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah emphasized the Kingdom's commitment to the two-state solution both at the Riyadh meeting in late April and at the Ministerial Meeting held here yesterday.

He said there are signs of consensus in the international community on the need to secure the rights and safety of the Palestinian people.

At a press conference held jointly with Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, Prince Faisal highlighted the critical situation in Gaza Strip, stressing the need for an immediate ceasefire.

Prince Faisal pointed out that the international community agrees on the need of an immediate ceasefire and the release of hostages, stressing that "the humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate rapidly and in a completely unacceptable way".

He said that the ministerial committee established by the joint extraordinary Arab-Islamic summit aims to address the situation in Gaza and advance the Palestinian cause, and stressed that the two-state solution is the foundation for lasting peace and security in the region.

Prince Faisal praised Norway, Spain, and Ireland for recognizing the Palestinian state, and said that other European countries are considering taking a similar step.

He also highlighted the importance of supporting Palestinian state institutions to demonstrate their capability to carry out responsibilities, including ensuring the security of neighboring states, and stressed the need to abide by international law.

Furthermore, Prince Faisal said that if the international community complies with international law, including humanitarian law, this would signal to Israel that it is not immune from accountability and cannot indefinitely undermine the establishment of a Palestinian state.