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Jeddah summit leaders issued joint statement

Leaders attending the Jeddah Security and Development Summit issued a communiqué emphasizing their eagerness to meet the challenges in the region and maintain security in the Middle East.

The summit, organized by Saudi Arabia, began on Saturday with the participation of all GCC countries and Egypt, Jordan and Iraq – also known as GCC+ 3.

US President Joe Biden and other US officials, who arrived in the Kingdom on Friday, also took part in the regional summit.

In the communique, the leaders called on Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and countries in the region to keep the Gulf free of weapons of mass destruction and maintain regional and international stability and security. renewed.

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“The leaders reiterated their condemnation of terrorism … and their commitment to strengthen efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, to prevent the armament and financing of terrorist groups, and to counter all activities that threaten the security and stability of the region.” Eagerly confirmed.”

On energy, the leaders reaffirmed the importance of the stability of energy markets and praised Saudi Arabia’s leading role in achieving consensus within OPEC+, with subsequent efforts aimed at stabilizing oil markets in a way that Serves consumer and producer interests.

GCC leaders also welcomed Biden’s emphasis on America’s enduring commitment to protecting its partners and America’s recognition of the region’s central role in connecting the Indo-Pacific to Europe, Africa and the Americas.

On regional matters, the leaders reaffirmed their common vision for a region where peace and prosperity prevail, noting that there is a need to take all necessary measures to jointly address the challenges facing the region. And there is a need to obey the rules of good neighbor and respect for sovereignty and territoriality. integrity.

On the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Biden reiterated America’s commitment to working toward achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East.

,[Gulf] The leaders stressed the need to reach an equitable solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.

They also voiced the importance of supporting the Palestinian economy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

During the summit, which also discussed climate, the leaders renewed their determination to strengthen regional cooperation and develop joint projects to achieve sustainable development and combat climate change.

He also praised the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative, announced by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and said he looked forward to climate conferences – such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) – which will be held later. by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

On Iraq, the leaders reaffirmed their support for Iraq’s sovereignty and stability and welcomed Iraq’s positive role in facilitating communication and trust building between countries in the region.

With regard to Yemen, the leaders called on all Yemeni parties to directly engage in UN-backed negotiations and hoped that a political solution could be reached based on the Gulf Initiative, the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference and UN resolutions. could.

The leaders also discussed Syria and called for intensifying efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis that preserves Syria’s unity and sovereignty and meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.

On Lebanon, the leaders said it was important that the Lebanese state exert its control over all of its territories, adding that for the government to fully exercise its sovereignty, the only authority that the state should have.

With regard to the situation in Libya, the leaders reiterated their call to unite military institutions under the supervision of the United Nations and voiced the need to hold parliamentary and presidential elections.

On Sudan, the leaders reaffirmed their support of efforts aimed at achieving stability and encouraged consensus among Sudanese parties.

With regard to the war in Ukraine, he urged the international community to intensify its efforts to reach a peaceful solution, end human suffering and facilitate the export of grain and food products.

For the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the leaders called for a diplomatic solution that achieves the interests of all involved parties and contributes to the region’s prosperity.

On Afghanistan, the leaders noted that efforts should continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and counter the threat of terrorists in the country and thanked Qatar for supporting the security and stability of the Afghan people.

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