Egypt and Bahrain call for a truce in Gaza and acceptance of Palestine’s UN membership

Egypt – On Wednesday, Egypt and Bahrain called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which has been witnessing an Israeli war for more than 6 months, and the acceptance of Palestine as a full member of the United Nations.

This came during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to what was reported by the official Bahraini News Agency.

The agency said that the two sides praised the advanced level of cooperation between the two countries, and expressed their joint commitment to achieving more political, economic and security cooperation.

They expressed their “best wishes to the leaders of Arab countries for the success of the Arab Summit hosted by Bahrain on May 16.”

They stressed “the necessity of finding diplomatic solutions to resolve disputes and conflicts, and the urgent need to address the tragic situation in Gaza, ensure safe access to humanitarian aid, and reject any plans for more violence or displacement.”

The two parties called on the Security Council to act decisively in addressing regional conflicts, including implementing ceasefire decisions in Gaza and delivering humanitarian aid.

They stressed “the need for a political path towards a just and lasting peace in the region based on the two-state solution, and the acceptance of Palestine as a full member of the United Nations.”

On Wednesday, the Egyptian President received the King of Bahrain and they held a discussion session in Cairo, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency.

The Security Council will vote in the coming hours on a draft resolution regarding Palestine gaining full membership in the United Nations, instead of the status of a “non-member observer state.”

Obtaining full membership requires the approval of 9 member states of the Security Council out of 15, provided that none of the five countries with veto power, namely the United States, Russia, France, Britain, and China, object.

If the Council approves, the membership application is referred to the General Assembly, and it is required to obtain two-thirds of the votes of the Assembly, which consists of 193 countries, 139 of which recognize the State of Palestine.

Israel continues the war despite the issuance of a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire, as well as despite its appearance before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing crimes of “genocide.”


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2024-04-18 11:56:34

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