Saudi FM: Giving Palestinians their Rights is the Solution to Stability

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) special meeting in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) special meeting in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi FM: Giving Palestinians their Rights is the Solution to Stability

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) special meeting in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) special meeting in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has said that only a real commitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict can prevent the war in the Gaza Strip from reoccurring.

The Minister participated on Sunday in a session entitled “North to South, East to West: Rebuilding Trust,” at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) special meeting in Riyadh.

He highlighted the catastrophic situation in Gaza according to all humanitarian standards, indicating that the current events represent a complete failure of the international political system in dealing with the crisis.

“If we all agree that the Palestinian state and giving the Palestinians their right, is the solution that gives everybody what they need: security, stability, their rights, then we should all decide we’re going to invest all of our resources in making that happen,” he said.

“Today the crisis has entered its seventh month and we are still in an endless discussion about whether enough trucks are entering Gaza or not. It is unreasonable and completely unacceptable,” said the Foreign Minister.

He noted that most partners in the international community support the two-state solution. “We are not only focusing on resolving the current crisis, but rather we want to solve the broader problem of attaining a real commitment to the two-state solution.”

“That’s the only reasonable and credible solution that guarantees us from not having to come back to this same situation two, three, four years down the line.”

In response to a question about Saudi Arabia's role in the region, Prince Faisal stressed that the Kingdom focuses on spreading peace and security in the region and the world, and contributes to increasing economic growth, enhancing global cooperation, and innovation, in addition to preserving the climate and confronting all the challenges that the region and the world are experiencing.



Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia expressed its deep concern on Sunday over the latest military escalation in Yemen after the Israeli attacks in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
The statement stressed that these developments "exacerbate the current tension in the region”.
In a statement on X platform, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Ministry is following with great concern the military escalation in Yemen following the Israeli attacks that targeted Hodeidah province on Saturday, July 20, 2024,” emphasizing that “these developments aggravate the current tension in the region and undermine ongoing efforts to end the war in Gaza”.
The ministry also called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to distance the region and its people from the dangers of war. It also called on the international community and active influential parties to fulfill their responsibilities to end conflicts in the region.
Moreover, the ministry affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continued efforts to end the war on Gaza and affirmed its continuous support for peace efforts in Yemen to spare its people more suffering and achieve security and peace in the region.
On Sunday, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, affirmed that Saudi Arabia has no relation to or participation in the targeting of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. 
He emphasized in a statement posted on the ministry's X platform account that Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be violated from any direction.