Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany pose for a photo, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC2022)- press hoto
CAIRO - 19 February 2022: A Quadripartite meeting for Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany was held on Saturday to exchange views on the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) and its latest developments.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC2022), Hafez added.
The ministers continued consultations on efforts aimed at reviving peace and reaching a comprehensive and just settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli cause.
At the end of the meeting, the four ministers announced a group of recommendations as follow:
1. We emphasize our commitment to support all efforts to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace that fulfills the legitimate rights of all parties on the basis of the Two-State Solution, in accordance with international law, relevant United Nations resolutions and agreed parameters, including the Arab Peace Initiative.
2. We see with concern increasing tensions on the ground. Against this backdrop, we recall the urgency of the resumption of serious, meaningful and effective talks and negotiations directly between the parties or under a UN umbrella, including under the Middle East Quartet.
3. In the absence of negotiations, we underline the importance of creating political and economic horizons. In that regard, we would like to see further mutual confidence-building measures based on reciprocal commitments, with a view to improving living conditions for the Palestinian people and restoring meaningful negotiations.
4. We stress the need to refrain from all unilateral measures that undermine the Two-State Solution and the prospects of a just and lasting peace, in particular the building and expansion of settlements, the confiscation of land and the eviction of Palestinians from their homes, including in East Jerusalem, as well as from any acts of violence and incitement. In this context, we stress that the rights of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods with regard to their homes must be respected.
5. We recall the importance of upholding the historic and legal status quo of the Holy sites in Jerusalem. In this regard, we recall the importance of the historic Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem’s Holy sites.
6. We reaffirm the indispensable role of UNRWA and the need to provide it with the political and financial support it needs to continue to fulfill its UN mandate and provide its vital services to refugees.
7. We emphasize the importance of all peace treaties between Arab states and Israel contributing to the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the Two-State Solution so that comprehensive and lasting peace is achieved.
8. We will continue to work with all parties to create realistic horizons for the resumption of a credible political process. We stress that the attainment of a just and lasting peace is a strategic objective that is in the interest of all parties and key to regional security and stability.
Shoukry headed, on Friday, to Germany to participate in the Munich Security Conference, which is being held on February 18-20, 2022, with the participation of many senior officials, ministers, heads of international organizations, and thought leaders, to discuss the current international situation and the main challenges and crises on the international scene.
On the sidelines of the conference, Minister Shoukry, the COP 27 President-Designate, held a cordial conversation with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Saturday, during attending the a session on international climate diplomacy.