An official delegation led by a non-resident ambassador to Saudi Arabia Nayef al-Sudairi He arrived in Ramallah in the West Bank on Tuesday.
– The visit confirms that the Palestinian cause, Palestine and the Palestinian people have a high and important status, and there will be opportunities for that in the coming days. Greater cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority Al-Sudairi told media representatives.
Mentions opportunities for normalizing relationships with Israel In the context of negotiations on the matter under US auspices, the diplomat said: “The normal thing between countries is peace and stability.” He said the Arab initiative, which his country put forward in 2002, was a key pillar of any future agreement.
The Palestinian issue is a contentious one
The initiative envisioned normalizing relations between the Arab world and the Jewish state Israel must withdraw completely from the occupied territories, A “just solution” to the Palestinian refugee problem And Establishment of the State of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” reminds that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin SalmanThe country’s de facto ruler, in an interview with US Fox News television on September 20, said Saudi Arabia is close to normalizing relations with Israel, but the Palestinian issue is key to the deal.
– We are getting closer every day – Bin Salman said, asking to declassify the negotiations aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations between the Saudis and the Israelis.
Israel and Saudi Arabia are united by the threat of Iran
On Tuesday, Israel’s tourism minister Chaim Katz came to Saudi ArabiaTo attend the United Nations Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference. The media insists that Gods The first Israeli ministerwho is making an official visit to this country.
Middle East experts point out, however Healing relations between America’s key allies It will create a significant change for the region in the Middle East, but most experts on the matter agree that a full restoration of relations depends on an agreement on the Palestinian issue.
Israel and Saudi Arabia do not maintain diplomatic relations, but unofficial contacts between the countries have grown closer in recent years. Threat from Iran.
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