Cairo, 28 December (TDI): A ministerial summit takes place today between Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine. The six-party gathering in Cairo set the agenda on the Palestinian issue as the highest priority. 

Foreign Ministers from Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt participated in a meeting alongside the Jordanian Director of General Intelligence, Major General Ahmed Hosni. They also listened to the opinions of Major General Abbas Kamel from Egypt, and his Palestine counterpart. 

During this tripartite Jordanian-Egyptian-Palestinian summit, they addressed the ongoing and latest development regarding the Palestinian situation. They agreed on keeping with the joint coordination process to find a political horizon oriented to peace. This latter must represent the three interests prevalence on the two-state solution.   

Briefing of the Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine previous meeting

In addition to that, it is important to mention that the leaders of Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine met in September for similar reasons. The President of Egypt with the King of Jordan and the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognized the Middle East peace process to strengthen the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

tripartite sumit between Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt
The tripartite summit between Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt was held in Cairo on September 2, 2021.

Therefore, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi relied on the leadership of the Palestinian Authority to bring calm to the occupied Palestinian territories. To which Mahmoud Abbas said: “I renew my work to prepare the environment by applying confidence-building measures.”

“It will include achieving a total calm on Palestinian lands,” he added. 

Jordanian-Egyptian-Palestinian relationships 

On the other hand, this commitment between Jordan and Egypt to support Palestine reflects their strong diplomatic ties. This is not to mention that former President Gamal Nasser was a true believer in the Palestinian cause. Besides the Kingdom of Jordan’s participation as an Arab leader in the region to back Palestinian territorial rights

Thus, Jordan and Egypt are great advocates of the two-state solution. This would make Palestine have sovereignty over the West Bank and Gaza. Nevertheless, it seems to be dead because of the Israeli government’s lack of interest. 

That is why, as a final statement of the September summit, Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine condemned the illegal Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution. 

Also, they rejected the threatens to achieve peace in the region. This by pointing out the expansion of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In this regard, they expressed the need to preserve the historical and legal status of Jerusalem. Especially related to Jerusalem’s holy sites.