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Poland supports 'two-state solution' for Israelis, Palestinians: FM

18.02.2024 17:50
Poland supports a two-state solution in the Middle East, which entails the existence of both Israel and a Palestinian state, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski said on the last day of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
Radosław Sikorski
Radosław SikorskiAlbert Zawada/PAP

On the final day of the Munich Security Conference, world leaders discussed the enlargement of the European Union and the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Top international organizations and government officials called for a permanent settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC), saying that "only the two-state solution can make the region achieve lasting security," the Deutsche Welle reported.

"Poland is trying to understand both nations because we know what it is like to be a nation without a state and we know what terrible dilemmas it involves," Poland's top diplomat, Radosław Sikorski, said during Sunday’s discussion about Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Some Arab countries support the concept of two states in the Middle East, while Israel is against it, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told the conference that he was "firmly convinced that the only pathway toward security and stability for everyone in the region is through a Palestinian state."

Addressing the conference at its opening ceremony on Friday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call for "peace and better global order," highlighting the two-state solution to the crisis, DW reported.  


SOURCE: Deutsche Welle, IAR, securityconference.org