Cairo Summit: For Preserving Al-Quds' Historical and Legal Status
The closing statement of the talks held on Thursday in Cairo stressed the importance of the historical Hashemite custodianship over the holy sites in al-Quds.
Talks were held on Thursday between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Jordanian King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, in a tripartite summit, in which they discussed the ramifications of the new developments in Palestine, on the regional and international levels.
The closing statement stressed the centrality of the Palestinian cause, Egypt and Jordan's stances in support of the Palestinian people and their just rights, and the refusal of the illegal Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution and threaten chances for peace in the region.
The statement also emphasized the importance of respecting the rights of Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood residents to their houses and the importance of preserving al-Quds' legal and historical status, as well as its Islamic and Christian holy sites.
Furthermore, the importance of the Hashemites' historical custodianship over al-Quds' holy sites, the Kingdom's role in protecting them, and the importance of stopping Israeli actions that led to the recent escalations were also highlighted, not to mention the necessity of preserving the state of calm, according to the statement.
Palestine and Jordan both lauded Egypt's efforts of restoring calm to the Gaza Strip and following up the reconstruction process, and the three parties called on the international community to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza by partaking in the reconstruction efforts.
It was also agreed that achieving a Palestinian reconciliation is a priority, adding that the next summit would be held in Jordan, at a later date.
This morning saw the beginning of the tripartite summit in the Egyptian capital of Cairo to discuss common issues, unify the Palestinian-Jordanian-Egyptian stance in pursuit of political action at the international level, and work toward reviving the peace process.