| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Saudi Arabia, Russia Stress Need to Stop Military Operations in Palestinian Territories

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Russian President Vladimir Putin have expressed their deep concern about the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.

In a joint statement published on Thursday after they met a day earlier in Riyadh, the Crown Prince and Putin “stressed the need to stop military operations in the Palestinian territories, and the need to protect civilians in accordance with international law and international humanitarian law.”

They called for enabling international humanitarian organizations to play their role in providing humanitarian and relief aid to the Palestinian people, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and to support their efforts.

The two sides stressed security and stability in Palestine could only be achieved through the implementation of international resolutions related to the two-state solution in order to ensure the creation of appropriate conditions for peaceful coexistence and economic development, and to enable the Palestinian people to achieve their legitimate rights to establish an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.


  • Asharq Al-Awsat