Foreign Minister holds call with Palestinian counterpart

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, today held a phone call with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Dr. Riyadh Al-Maliki.

They discussed the latest Palestinian developments, and the Israeli attacks against the people of the city of Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Minister reiterated the Kingdom of Bahrain’s strong condemnation of the attacks launched by the Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip, expressing the condolences of the Kingdom to the leadership and people of Palestine for the martyrs who were killed as a result of the Israeli attacks, and wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

The Foreign Minister expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people, stressing the position of the Kingdom of Bahrain in support of the Palestinian cause, believing in the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the principle of the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative and in accordance with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

The Minister also expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s welcoming of the invitation extended by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to hold a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the level of foreign ministers to discuss developments in the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip as a result of the continuous Israeli attacks launched by the Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, stressing Bahrain’s support for the constructive efforts made by the Arab Republic of Egypt to reach a ceasefire between the State of Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza.

The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates expressed the State of Palestine’s appreciation for the position of the Kingdom of Bahrain in support of the Palestinian cause and the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state, praising the strong condemnation expressed by Bahrain of the Israeli attacks in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, appreciating Bahrain’s support of the Palestinian people’s rights in these difficult circumstances.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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