President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday there is no way out of the Arab-Israeli conflict except through reaching a just and comprehensive peaceful solution that returns the rights of the Palestinian people, namely their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
In his address before the 30th ordinary Arab Summit, the Egyptian leader said the Arabs have chosen peace and their hands are still stretched out for comprehensive and just peace.
“The Arab Summit comes at a critical milestone in the history of the Arab world. We are ahead of an important entitlement, namely an all-out confrontation of all forms of terrorism,” he said.
President Sisi called for a prompt move within the framework of the Geneva Peace Talks to reach peace in Syria. “It is high time the Arab bloodletting has stopped,” he stressed.
“It is obvious that this summit comes at a critical juncture in the history of our Arab nation when challenges and crises have increased and missions required to confront them are complicated,” President El-Sisi said.
“Some of these challenges are accumulative and part of the heritage of the national liberation phase and the establishment of the Arab League in the 40s, mainly the Arab-Israeli conflict. I am certain that we all agree that there is no final solution to it except through a comprehensive and just solution that returns the rights of the Palestinian people to a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, the occupied Golan goes back to Syria and all the occupied Arab lands are liberated. Only then would such a painful phase that has wasted the Arab region’s energy and power for seven decades end and a phase of just peace and reconstruction begin,” the President added.
President El-Sisi said that “the challenges، that we have witnessed in the last 10 years and the crises erupted eight years ago in many Arab countries، including Syria، Libya، Yemen and others، bear the dangers of disintegration، sectarianism and terrorism that threaten the establishment of a national state in our Arab region”.
These challenges also target the drop of principles of Arabism and joint action in favour of foreign interventions in Arab countries’ affairs.
The head of the state also said that “these new accumulations and challenges confer greater responsibility on us to fulfil our commitments at this important stage. Our decisions will result in decisive impacts not only on people at the current time، but also the forthcoming generation will hold us accountable for our approaches and decisions we make in administrating the states”.
Moreover, the President added that the Arab summit is a step on the history of comprehensive development.