Russian Federation and Arab League-OIC Committee Countries Advocate UN Security Council Cooperation on Gaza Resolution

13 December 2023

Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received the ambassadors of the countries-members of the Committee of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the Gaza Strip at their request. This is reported on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Ambassadors of Palestine Abdel Hafiz Nofal, of Jordan Khaled Shawabkeh, of Indonesia Jose Tavares, of Qatar Ahmed bin Nasser bin Jassim Al-Thani, of Egypt Nazih el Nagari and of Turkey Tanju Bilgic, as well as of Saudi Arabia Chargé d'affaires Mohammed Saad Bin Tuoalah briefed on the committee's activities, established following the summit in Riyadh on November 11, composed of the foreign ministers of the mentioned countries, aimed at consolidating international efforts in the interests of early de-escalation in the conflict zone.



"During the conversation, the common position in favor of urgently achieving a sustainable ceasefire and providing assistance to the population of the Gaza Strip suffering from the ongoing hostilities and their dire humanitarian consequences was emphasized. The rejection of attempts to forcibly displace Palestinians from the Gaza Strip was emphasized. The need for close cooperation in the UN and its Security Council was noted, including for the adoption of a resolution that meets the interests of long-term stabilization of the situation," the report says.

From the Russian side, it was confirmed that there is no alternative to a comprehensive Palestinian-Israeli settlement through negotiations, which should result in the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital within the 1967 borders. The sides also agreed to continue coordinating efforts aimed at overcoming the acute phase of the crisis and transferring the situation into a political direction.



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Based on materials from TASS