The Mission of the State of Palestine would like to share the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas to the tripartite summit with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah. The summit took place in Cairo this week.
The President welcomed the role of Egypt and Jordan in working to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and achieving statehood and independence, with East Jerusalem as capital of the State of Palestine.
The main points of the speech:
President Abbas concluded by saying that we will continue to work for the unification of our land and people and the realization of national interests on the basis of everyone’s commitment to international legitimacy, followed by the formation of a government of national unity to assist in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. The President vowed to hold general presidential, legislative elections and National Council elections as long as East Jerusalem is included in the democratic process.
H.E. reiterated that an end to the Israeli occupation of the State of Palestine with its capital, East Jerusalem, is the only way to save the region from destruction and chaos.
The three leaders pledged to work together to develop a vision to activate efforts to resume negotiations, and to work with partners to revive the peace process in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, and under the auspices of the International Quartet.
The leaders affirmed that a just, comprehensive and lasting peace constitutes a strategic choice and a necessity for regional and international peace and security, and all efforts must be united to achieve it. They stressed the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities, and to reject all Israeli practices aimed at compromising this situation.