Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan rejects annexation plan

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – July 8, 2020
BERLIN (Germany): After a joint video conference the foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan declared, Tuesday, “We exchanged views on the current state of the Middle East peace process and its regional implications. We concur that any annexation of Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 will be a violation of international law and imperil the foundations of the peace process.”

According to an official statement, the joint declaration continued, “We will not recognise any changes to the 1967 borders that are not agreed by both parties in the conflict.”

It mentioned, “We also concur that such a step will have serious consequences for the security and stability of the region, and will constitute a major obstacle to efforts aimed at achieving a comprehensive and just peace.”

The joint declaration said, “It could also have consequences for the relationship with Israel.” 

It asserted, “We underline our firm commitment to a negotiated two-state-solution based on international law and the relevant united nations (UN) resolutions.”

The joint declaration concluded, “We discussed how to re-start a fruitful engagement between the Israeli and the Palestinian side, and offer our support in facilitating a path to negotiations.”