Egypt’s FM: Qatar’s counterterrorism policies inconsistent with Arab consensus

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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Sunday that Qatar’s counterterrorism policies are inconsistent with Arab nations’ consensus.

In a press conference held with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, Shoukry said that they discussed the unfortunate developments in Gaza, saying “we are defending the Palestinian’s to receive their full legal rights.”

“The International Human Rights Council should revise its policies towards the Palestinian people,” he said.

Safadi also called for the international community to protect Palestinian rights.

“We reject the violence that Palestinians are being subjected to, and we look forward to an important meeting on the matter by the Arab League in Saudi Arabia soon,” he said.

The Jordanian minister added that a two-state solution is the only option to fix the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that Jordan rejects the announcement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

He added that Jordan supports Egypt’s efforts in fighting terrorism in Sinai.

Safadi also said that Amman will continue to take responsibility for thousands of Syrians who are displaced in Jordan, pointing out that Jordan has reached its maximum capacity to host anymore migrants.