Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in the joint ministerial meeting between Arab countries and the European Union on "Efforts for Peace in the Middle East."
The meeting was organised by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, the Arab League, and the European Union, on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Prospects for reviving the peace process in the Middle East were discussed, and views were exchanged on ways to coordinate Arab-European efforts to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on security and stability in the region.
Al Zayani emphasised the need to intensify international efforts to reach a permanent solution to the Palestinian issue and fulfill the aspirations of the Palestinian people for the establishment of their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the principles of a two-state solution, the Arab Peace Initiative, and relevant international legal resolutions.
He praised the initiative of participating countries to revive the Middle East peace process and explore means of realising the two-state solution, to reach a fair and permanent solution for the Palestinian issue to achieve stability, security, and peace.
The minister said that Bahrain took the initiative in 2019 to organise the "Peace to Prosperity" workshop, which shed light on the potential for achieving economic growth and a better future for both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
He added that the kingdom took a historic step in 2020 by signing the Abraham Accords and establishing diplomatic ties with Israel, with the aim of supporting efforts for peace and stability in the region.
The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Jamal Fares Al-Rowaiei, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York, and the delegation accompanying the Minister.
Source: Bahrain News Agency