FM, Greek counterpart hold talks in Athens, 1st add

“The trilateral cooperation mechanism between Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece is a practical mechanism through which we have been able to achieve clear achievements in enhancing economic, tourism, investment, trade, cultural, and security cooperation, and we look forward to more cooperation and finding larger and more spacious spaces to build on these relations,” Safadi noted.

“I agree with what my Greek counterpart said that the relations between our two regions go back thousands of years of partnership and these relations are based on human values, mutual respect, and in recent history also our relations are based on the need to respect international law, respect the UN Charter, and respect common human values, but all these values are now being violated as a result of the brutal Israeli aggression on Gaza, 264 days of brutal aggression that destroyed an entire society, displaced more than two-thirds of the population, killed more than 39 thousand people, 70% of them children and women, destroyed schools, hospitals, and mosques. This is a brutal aggression that will not achieve security for Israel and will not achieve security for the Palestinian people,” Safadi explained.

“The path to this is the two-state solution that embodies an independent, sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines, to live in security and peace alongside Israel,” he said.

“This war must stop, and what Israel is doing, killing children, destroying schools, destroying international law, and destroying the credibility of all international institutions is a harm and a crime that must stop,” Safadi added.

He pointed out that the humanitarian situation is increasingly catastrophic, as the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report was released yesterday and showed that 96 percent of Gaza’s population suffers from unacceptable humanitarian conditions, and that the United Nations and its organizations are unable to distribute food and medicine.

//Petra// AF

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