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Saudi Arabia supports independent Palestinian state: FM

Web report/Riyadh
Filed on September 10, 2020
Saudi arabia, Palestinian state, uae, Israel, prince faisal

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Prince Faisal does not refer to UAE-Israel accord in statement to Arab League meeting.

Saudi Arabia supports the establishment of a Palestinian state,Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi Foreign Minister, said in a statementon Wednesday.

Saudi Gazette and other local media said this was based on the borders before the 1967 Middle East war, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Prince Faisaltold an Arab League meeting on Wednesday that the Kingdomsupports all efforts to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

But the statement released by the Saudi foreign ministry saidthe foreign minister did not directly mention the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel, which was agreed on August 13.

The UAE-Israel accord was the first such agreementbetween an Arab country and Israel in more than 20 years.

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