US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that the administration of President Joe Biden is committed to the “two-state solution” which he described as the "sine qua non" of a lasting peace in the region.
“We need to see a two-state solution, Israelis and Palestinians in equal measures of freedom and dignity living side by side one another in peace,” Sullivan said.
“That is the President's vision, that is what he's going to work intensively towards, not just after the conflict, but starting now,” the adviser added.
Sullivan said the US administration believes that this is absolutely a moment to be working with everyone in the region towards a two-state solution.
Last Friday, Biden confirmed that the goal of establishing two states for the Israelis and the Palestinian people is the goal of his administration. His comments came as Hamas released the first batch of captives it had agreed to set free under a truce deal with Israel.
“As we look to the future, we have to end this cycle of violence in the Middle East. We need to renew our resolve to pursue this two-state solution where Israelis and Palestinians can one day live side by side in a two states solution with equal measure of freedom and dignity,” the US President said.