NEW YORK — In an unique interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly conferences, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke with Al-Monitor concerning the UN General Assembly speeches at this time by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Here are excerpts of Shoukry’s remarks:
“I acknowledge that Prime Minister Lapid has publicly indicated his help of a two-state resolution. This is one thing that we’ve got continuously advocated in our discussions each with the Israeli authorities, and our companions within the European Union and the United States, and we hope that the answer can be fulfilled.
We acknowledge after all that in Israel there are upcoming elections, and the need to await the electoral course of and the composition of a brand new Israeli authorities.
We hope that that authorities will endorse the two-state resolution and successfully re-initiate negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, and implement them.
It’s not sufficient to declare one’s intentions.
More than three a long time after Oslo, the imaginative and prescient of the institution of an impartial Palestinian state, living aspect by aspect in safety and peace with Israel, has not been achieved.
And I can perceive the frustration that was conveyed in President Abbas’ speech for precisely the identical purpose.”
Shoukry additionally mentioned COP27, diplomacy across the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, US-Egyptian relations, and human rights. Check again Saturday for extra particulars.