RIYADH: Ministers from Arab and Muslim countries are set to visit China on a diplomatic mission on Monday on the first leg of a tour that aims to end the ongoing war in Gaza, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said.
The visit will be the first step for the Islamic Ministerial Committee to convey decisions reached at the Arab-Islamic Summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, earlier in November, the Saudi Foreign Minister said on the sidelines of the IISS Manama Security Summit in Bahrain, in comments posted by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter on Saturday.
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Arab and Muslim Countries Ministers to Visit Other Countries
The Arab and Muslim countries ministers will visit several other countries after China to convey a strong message of achieving an immediate and urgent ceasefire and facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza, the Saudi Foreign Minister noted.
Foreign Minister HH Prince @FaisalbinFarhan announces the start of the work of the ministerial committee in charge of the Arab-Islamic summit concerned with formulating an international action to stop the war on Gaza and the first stop is China. pic.twitter.com/Wn9rxZNsUE
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On Saturday, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue 2023.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed the recent developments in the Gaza Strip. Saudi Foreign Minister reiterated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rejection of the continued military escalation and violations committed by the Israeli occupation troops against Palestinian civilians. He stressed the importance of stopping the escalation and forced displacement of Palestinian people from the Gaza Strip.
The Saudi Foreign Minister also stressed the importance of securing immediate humanitarian corridors for sending relief aid to civilians, particularly children and women, in Gaza. He called on the international community to take a stance against all blatant violations of international humanitarian law practiced by the Israeli occupation forces against innocent civilians in Gaza.