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Arab-Islamic Committee urges US action for Gaza ceasefire


Washington, 10 December 2023(TDI): The Ministerial Committee of the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit, led by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, held official discussions with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington.

The meeting included Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar, Ayman Al-Safadi, the Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, Sameh Shukri, Riyad Al-Maliki, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine, Hakan Fidan.

The Committee emphasized their call for the United States to exert more pressure on the Israeli occupation to impose an immediate ceasefire.

The ministers conveyed their profound discontent with the Security Council’s incapacity to fulfill its obligations and its unwillingness to approve a draft resolution that demanded a quick truce in the Gaza Strip for a second time because the United States exercised its “Veto” power.

US-Saudi Collaboration on Regional Stability

In order to discuss measures to address Gaza’s humanitarian needs, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized that “I met with a delegation from the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority).

Ministerial Committee Demands US Action in Gaza Ceasefire
On Friday, December 8, 2023, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with foreign ministers from the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League at the State Department in Washington, D.C., to debate Gaza’s future.

“Furthermore, we talked about how we both want to see a Palestinian state established alongside Israel in the future,” he stated.

Additionally, Secretary Blinken emphasized, “The United States and Saudi Arabia share the priority of solving the humanitarian needs in Gaza.”

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“I met with Faisal bin Farhan to talk about the need to put an end to the terrible conflicts in Sudan and Yemen, as well as initiatives to strengthen stability and security in the region as a whole.” he added.

During the meeting, the members of the Ministerial Committee reiterated their unwavering stance against the Israeli occupation forces’ continued assaults in the region of Gaza.

They also emphasized the need for an immediate and total ceasefire to protect civilians, an end to the dire humanitarian situation there, and the removal of any barriers stopping the entry of humanitarian assistance into the Strip.

Commitment to International Law

Furthermore, the Ministerial Committee members reaffirmed their clear condemnation of all forms of enslavement, underscoring the significance of sticking to international law and international humanitarian law.

The Ministerial Committee concluded the meeting by emphasizing the importance of creating an ideal political situation for a two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian state in accordance with international resolutions. Moreover the committee rejected the idea of separating the Palestinian issue and discussing the future of the Gaza Strip separately.

Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi is a dedicated undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Multan. In addition to her academic interests, she is passionate about understanding global dynamics. She has worked with various organizations sponsored by the US Embassy Islamabad. Her commitment to the field and determination to contribute significantly to international relations is evident in her involvement in initiatives. The writer can be reached at kaqsa064@gmail.com

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