Deputy Prime Minister Receives Calls From US, UK, Swedish Counterparts


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi received phone calls on Sunday night from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron, as well as holding discussions with Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom. The conversations primarily focused on the urgent need for de-escalation in the region, particularly in light of the recent escalation in Gaza.

What They Talked About:

Safadi and Blinken emphasized the necessity of preventing further escalation, advocating for a ceasefire in Gaza, and ensuring the immediate and adequate delivery of humanitarian aid to all parts of the Gaza Strip. They also highlighted the importance of ending aggression on Gaza and swiftly moving towards implementing a two-state solution to prevent future escalations.

Similarly, Safadi and Cameron stressed the imperative for concerted efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza and prevent the conflict from spreading regionally. They reiterated the international community’s responsibility to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and halt the ongoing aggression.

In discussions with Billstrom, Safadi reiterated the urgent need for a ceasefire in Gaza

He expressed concerns over the dangerous escalation in the West Bank, including Israel’s continued settlement expansion and land confiscation. They also addressed the issue of settler terrorism against Palestinians and urged decisive action from the international community.

Furthermore, Safadi and Billstrom highlighted the challenges facing UNRWA and emphasized the importance of maintaining support for the agency, which plays an indispensable role in providing assistance to Palestinian refugees. They reaffirmed their commitment to the two-state solution as the only path to achieving security, stability, and peace in the region.


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