Saudi FM Chairs Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee on Iran

The meeting of the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee concerned with following up the crisis with Iran (SPA)
The meeting of the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee concerned with following up the crisis with Iran (SPA)
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Saudi FM Chairs Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee on Iran

The meeting of the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee concerned with following up the crisis with Iran (SPA)
The meeting of the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee concerned with following up the crisis with Iran (SPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has chaired the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee meeting on the crisis with Iran.

The meeting aimed to address Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

It was held in Cairo on Thursday on the sidelines of the 156th session of the Council of the Arab League at the ministerial level.

The meeting discussed boosting joint cooperation to stop Iranian subversive interference in the region and its financing of the Houthi terrorist militia in Yemen and extremist terrorist groups, which jeopardize peace and security.

The conferees also discussed the Iranian nuclear program, stressing the importance of imposing the mechanisms for a rapid and comprehensive inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites.

The meeting further touched on the urgency of halting Iranian violations of international laws and its policies that destabilize the region and the world.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani, and UAE’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar participated in the meeting.

In a related context, Prince Faisal attended the meeting of the Arab Ministerial Committee concerned with following up on the Turkish interventions in the internal affairs of Arab states.

The meeting tackled efforts to stop the Israeli measures in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The conferees denounced the Israeli attacks and measures in Jerusalem and its aggression against Palestine.

They also underscored joining efforts to put an end to the Israeli actions and called on the international community to stand firm in the face of these violations.

It discussed intensifying efforts of the international, Islamic, and Arab organizations to stop the Israeli aggression and support Palestinians.

The meeting included foreign ministers of Bahrain, UAE, Algeria, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, and Qatar.

Moreover, Prince Faisal met with his Jordanian counterpart, and they discussed the latest regional and international developments.

They also tackled ways to reinforce bilateral ties and discussed the agenda of the 156th meeting of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level.

Later, the Saudi FM convened with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and they discussed means to boost ties between the two countries in various fields.



Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday the need to immediately stop Israeli military operations in Gaza, emphasizing the Palestinian people’s right to establish an independent state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia also stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza, secure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and intensify efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.
The Kingdom’s statement came during the 19th meeting of foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was hosted by Iran, in the presence of Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Khuraiji stressed the importance of doubling joint efforts and deepening cooperation and coordination to face the growing conflicts and the increasing challenges of food and energy security.
He added that Israel’s actions against defenseless civilians in Gaza have left thousands of victims, including children, women and the elderly. The continuation of military operations threaten regional security and portends the expansion of the conflict, he underscored.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also reiterated the Kingdom’s emphasis on the necessity of maintaining coordination between countries and developing cooperation in all fields, including technology, trade, investment, regional security, energy, culture, and others.
Al-Khuraiji expressed the Kingdom’s commitment to the importance of cooperation in facing climate change and work to develop global governance of artificial intelligence and new technologies. He pointed to the importance and effectiveness of collective efforts within multilateral frameworks in calming tensions and promoting dialogue and joint action.