HH The Amir joins GCC, ASEAN leaders in calling for an urgent ceasefire in Gaza

HH The Amir joins GCC, ASEAN leaders in calling for an urgent ceasefire in Gaza

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By QLNews

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani participated in the summit of GCC countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was held today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He was joined by Their Majesties and Highnesses leaders of the GCC countries as well as heads of various Asian countries and their delegations.

The leaders, discussing the latest developments in Gaza, expressed their deep concern about the happenings.

The summit, which condemned all attacks against civilians, called on all relevant parties to establish a permanent ceasefire. It also emphasized on ensuring efficient and effective delivery of humanitarian aid, relief supplies, and other essentials and basic services.

This would include restoration of electricity and water, as well as unobstructed access to fuel, food, and medicine throughout Gaza.

The members urged all parties to protect civilians, refrain from targeting them, and adhere to international humanitarian law, particularly the principles and provisions of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War dated August 12, 1949.

The statement also called for the immediate and unconditional release of civilian hostages and detainees, especially women, children, the sick, and the elderly.

The statement encouraged all relevant parties to work towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict based on a two-state solution with the borders of June 4, 1967, in accordance with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

The participating leaders affirmed their support for the initiative of Saudi Arabia, European Union, and the League of Arab States to revive the peace process in the Middle East, in cooperation with Egypt and Jordan.

It also called to resolve the conflict between Israel and its neighbours according to international law and all relevant United Nations resolutions related to this conflict.

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