Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Wednesday the Kingdom still backs the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.
Talking at an Arab League Foreign Ministers conference, bin Farhan said the “Arab nation suffers from a very sensitive and difficult security, political, economic and social situation.”
“Despite all these crises, we continue to adhere to our positions on the just issue of the Palestinian people suffering under the Israeli occupation,” he said
According to bin Farhan, “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia makes it clear that it stands by the Palestinian people and supports all efforts to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders whose capital is East Al-Quds (Jerusalem).”
Bin Farhan’s remarks come as the UAE and the Zionist entity announced a deal to normalize ties. The agreement was announced by US President Donald Trump who described the move as ‘historic’, noting that other Arab states will echo Abu Dhabi’s step. Many commentators say that Riyadh is likely to do so.