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Arab-Islamic Summit advocates Gaza ceasefire & lasting peace


London, 23 November 2023 (TDI): The ministerial committee in charge of the extraordinary joint Arab-Islamic summit was held today, Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

An official meeting convened today in London, chaired by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, alongside the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, and esteemed members of the Ministerial Committee.

The meeting welcomed the joint mediation efforts of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the State of Qatar, and the United States of America, which resulted in reaching an agreement for a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, the timing of which will be announced.

Within 24 hours and lasting for four days, which can be extended, with emphasis on the necessity of building on the humanitarian truce to reach a complete and sustainable ceasefire as soon as possible.

The members of the Ministerial Committee stressed the importance of members of the Security Council and the international community taking effective and urgent measures for a complete ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, stressing that this is a priority for all Arab and Islamic countries.

Central to the discussions was the commendation of joint mediation efforts by the Arab Republic of Egypt, the State of Qatar, and the United States of America.

These efforts culminated in an agreement for a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, slated for announcement within the next 24 hours, with a duration of four days, subject to extension. Emphasis was placed on leveraging this truce as a stepping stone towards achieving a comprehensive and enduring ceasefire promptly.

The Ministerial Committee underscored the imperative for immediate and decisive action by the international community, including the Security Council, towards securing a complete ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The urgency of this matter was stressed unanimously, echoing the sentiments of solidarity shared by Arab and Islamic nations.

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Furthermore, a call to action was directed towards Britain, urging a balanced role in accordance with international law and humanitarian principles to expedite ceasefire measures and enforce pertinent international resolutions.

Addressing the broader scope of peace initiatives, the Committee reiterated the significance of fostering a just, enduring, and comprehensive peace process.

Key to this pursuit is the adherence to international resolutions concerning the two-state solution and facilitating the realization of Palestinian aspirations for an independent and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the borders of June 4, 1967.

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