Safedi made a written statement regarding the meeting held in Aqaba, Jordan yesterday with the participation of high-level officials from Palestine and Israel, as well as Egypt, Jordan and the United States.
Regarding the decisions taken at the meeting, Safedi said, “The Aqaba Declaration published by the participating parties contains important articles that, if implemented, will reduce tensions and lead to comprehensive political action.” used the phrase.
Pointing to the importance of the Aqaba meeting, Safedi said, “This is an important step taken on this difficult path to stop the bad trend and move towards a just and lasting peace based on a two-state solution. Its implementation on the ground will be decisive.” made its assessment.
Emphasizing that unilateral practices that undermine the two-state solution and provocative actions leading to violence should be stopped in order to reduce tensions in the region, Safedi reiterated that Jordan will continue its political efforts to enable peace.
Security meeting in Aqaba
A security meeting was held in Aqaba, Jordan, yesterday, before the approaching month of Ramadan, in order to reduce the tension between Israel and Palestine, which has been escalating in the last 2 months.
In the closing statement released after the security meeting held with the participation of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, USA, and Egypt, it was stated that “the Palestinian administration and the Israeli government have confirmed that they are ready to stop the unilateral actions for 3 to 6 months”.
It was noted that stopping the unilateral actions included the Israeli government not discussing the construction of new settlements for 4 months and not giving approval to illegal settlements for 6 months.
It is stated that the Aqaba meeting is the first open meeting between Israel and Palestine since 2014, when peace talks were interrupted.
Israel will not abide by the decisions taken at the meeting
In a statement after the meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the construction of illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank would continue.
“Construction and arrangement in Judea and Samaria (the Jewish name for the West Bank) will continue according to the original planning and schedule without any changes. There is no freeze and there will be no freeze,” Netanyahu said on his Twitter account last night. had commented.
Israel’s far-right Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir also used the phrase “what happens in Jordan will stay in Jordan”.