Egypt continues its efforts in favor of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians – Envoy to the UN
The Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations Ambassador, Mohamed Edrees, said that Egypt will continue its efforts to ensure that the Palestinian people obtain their legitimate rights and enjoy peace, security and stability in an aspired Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with occupied East Jerusalem as its capital. .
This stems from Egypt’s historic responsibility for the Palestinian issue, Edrees said in his speech at the UN General Assembly emergency meeting held on the current escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories at the request. the Arab Group, the African Group and the Non-Aligned Movement.
He highlighted Egypt’s efforts which he said have paid off in the form of a ceasefire, Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Friday.
The first step is to immediately observe a ceasefire and prevent any provocation in Jerusalem. Once the ceasefire is in place, a series of steps must be taken to restore calm and enable the reconstruction of Gaza, while also allowing all parties to consider resuming peace talks.
The Palestinian issue has seen many setbacks over the past decades, Edrees said, highlighting Israeli settlement practices, forced displacement, demolition of Palestinian homes and facilities as well as settler violence against Palestinian civilians.
Egypt has often said that there would be no stability in the Middle East without addressing the roots of the problems, in particular the fact of the occupation, affirming the need to reach a just, lasting and of the Palestinian question, which represented and still represented the central question for the Arab nation.
In this regard, he called for the rapid activation of the Quartet and for an international peace conference, under the auspices of the United Nations, aimed at resuming negotiations for a Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders with occupied East Jerusalem. for capital.
Egypt is determined to continue its efforts and to cooperate with all international partners in this regard, he said.