Saudi FM Reiterates Support for Establishment of Independent Palestinian State

Saudi FM holds talks with his counterparts from key Asian countries

Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed that the Kingdom will not hesitate in supporting the brotherly Palestinian people. This is to reclaim their legitimate rights through all possible means.

He also reiterated Saturday that the Kingdom supports the establishment of an independent sovereign Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Prince Faisal was in Cairo where he attended the extraordinary Arab League foreign ministers meeting. This meeting was about addressing President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East peace plan.

“Saudi Arabia has exerted massive and pioneering efforts to support the Palestinian people,” continued the minister.

“It stood by them at all international events to call for their rights” he added. He also cited the Kingdom’s leading efforts in presenting the 2002 Arab peace initiative.

The initiative noted that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict could not be resolved through the military option. The establishment of just and comprehensive peace through negotiations is the strategic choice.

“Saudi Arabia supports efforts aimed at pushing forward negotiations to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause.

It also underscores that the success of these efforts demands that the final goal be the establishment of a fair solution.

It should also safeguard the rights of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahdmoud Abbas.

Saudi minister also said it will stand by the Palestinian people and their choices.