The Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit held an official meeting with Foreign Ministers of Nordic and Benelux countries
Members of the Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit under the chairmanship of His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, held an official meeting in the capital of Norway, Oslo on Friday, December 15, 2023, with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre, and the Foreign Ministers of the Nordic countries ( Norway - Denmark - Sweden - Finland - Island) and the Benelux countries ( Netherlands-Belgium-Luxembourg). The committee members who participated in the meeting are His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Riad Malki, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, Hakan Fidan, and His Excellency Mr. Hussein Ibrahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
During the session of talks, they discussed the dangerous developments in the Gaza Strip, and the continuation of the Israeli occupation's military escalation towards unarmed civilians, renewing their unified position regarding the refusal of the Israeli occupation forces' continued aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and calling for the need for an immediate and complete ceasefire, and to ensure the protection of civilians, as stipulated in international humanitarian law.
The members of the committee also called for addressing all the flagrant violations practiced by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, which increase the humanitarian tragedy and hinder the entry of urgent humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, stressing the importance of holding the occupation accountable for the ongoing violations in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which violate international law and international humanitarian law.
The members of the committee stressed the importance of taking serious and urgent steps to ensure the securing of relief corridors for the delivery of urgent humanitarian, food and medical aid to the Gaza Strip, expressing their refusal to restrict the entry of humanitarian aid quickly and safely.
The members of the committee reiterated the need for creating serious political conditions that lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state along the lines of June 4, 1967, in accordance with the relevant international resolutions, expressing their rejection of compartmentalizing the Palestinian issue and discussing the future of the Gaza Strip separately from the overall Palestinian issue.