Palestinian rights must be upheld: Palestine, Egypt, Jordan summit
The closing statement of the trilateral summit between the heads of state of Palestine, Egypt, and Jordan underlined the need for putting an end to unilateral Israeli aggression.
Egyptian President Abel-Fattah Al-Sisi hosted in Cairo a trilateral summit with Jordanian King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in light of the latest developments in occupied Palestine, as well as the regional and international issues related to them.
The three leaders underlined during their meeting the necessity of safeguarding the legitimate Palestinian rights and continuing their joint efforts to "ensure comprehensive and everlasting peace and justice."
The heads of state also stressed the need for putting an end to the unilateral Israeli measures, which include settling and plundering Palestinian territories, as well as demolishing homes and displacing Palestinians from their homes, not to mention the continuous Israeli raids on Palestinian cities.
They said it was necessary to preserve the historic and legal status quo in occupied Al-Quds and its Islamic and Christian sanctities, including respecting the status of the holy Al-Aqsa mosque and respecting that the Endowments and Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department is the only authority authorized to manage Al-Aqsa Mosque's affairs and regulate entry to it.
Meanwhile, Presidents Al-Sisi and Abbas underscored the importance of the historic Hashimite custodianship over the holy Islamic and Christian sanctities in Al-Quds, as well as its role in safeguarding these sanctities and their Arab and religious identity.
Moreover, the three leaders went on to note the importance of the International Community continuing to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) while supplying it with the financial aid it needs to continue providing vital services to the Palestinian refugees in accordance with the agency's UN mandate.
Finally, Al-Sisi, Abdullah II, and Abbas agreed to continue carrying out intensive consultation and coordination within the framework of the Egyptian-Jordanian-Palestinian tripartite coordination formula on all levels in order to assure the implementation of the efforts aimed at resuming the negotiations for Palestine.