Ministerial Committee Assigned by Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit Meets with Chinese Foreign Minister
The Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit, headed by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia met today on Monday, November 20, 2023, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Members of the Ministerial Committee participating in the meeting are the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Al-Safadi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Riad Malki, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, and the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Chinese Foreign Minister delivered a speech in which he welcomed the Arab-Islamic Ministerial Committee, stressing Beijing’s support for the call issued by the Riyadh Summit for a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant international resolutions. He also called on the international community to take action to end the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.
The members of the Ministerial Committee stressed the importance of immediately stopping the military escalation and the forced displacement of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, and delivering the necessary humanitarian aid, to avoid the spread of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.
The members of the Ministerial Committee pointed out the importance of avoiding the further killing of civilians, calling for the international community to take effective action to deal with the crisis and address all the ongoing violations by the Israeli occupation forces and their repeated violations of international law and international humanitarian law.
The ministers expressed their complete rejection of the war waged by the Israeli occupation authorities against the concept of the two-state solution, against self-determination, freedom, and independence, and against the Palestinian presence on the land of the State of Palestine, adding that the Israeli occupation has committed all forms and types of crimes against the Palestinian people, the latest of which is cutting off water and electricity, preventing freedom of movement and decent living.
The members of the Ministerial Committee stressed the importance of the international community fulfilling its responsibility, especially the permanent members of the Security Council, to move towards stopping the blatant violations committed by the Israeli occupation authorities and stopping violations of all international laws and norms and international humanitarian law, and their provocative practices that would obstruct the path of peace and threaten international peace and security.