Egypt, the country that called the meeting, issued a note in which it thanked the effort to seek consensus above political or religious positions to address this crisis and the situation in Israel and Palestine, and for its common position when it came to “seeing the importance of reevaluating the international strategy to address the conflict.”
Sources from the Spanish delegation evaluated the meeting positively despite the absence of a final declaration, as it was a very important step to mobilize the international community towards the reactivation of the fight for the coexistence of two States, Israel and Palestine, defended both by Spain and by the European Union for years.
In that sense, the same sources pointed out that Spain will have an important role in this reactivation, both for its help in defining the position of the 27 on this issue and for its privileged position for the necessary Euro-Arab dialogue.
From the beginning, it was evident among those attending the meeting, which was held in the New Egyptian Administrative Capital, located about 50 kilometers east of Cairo, that there was agreement in support of the idea of reactivating the “two” solution. States” and coexistence for the Israel-Palestine conflict.
All those who expressed their opinion at the beginning of the meeting were categorical in defending the same ideas: the coexistence of two States is the only viable solution to the conflict, civilian lives must be protected everywhere and humanitarian aid must be able to enter the Gaza Strip.
Also noted, however, was the gap in sensitivity between the Arab world and the West when it came to assessing the situation of the Palestinians and the responsibilities for their situation.
In fact, Arab sources informed EFE that the final declaration did not occur, despite the agreement on many issues, due to the European refusal to hold Israel responsible for the deaths of civilians and to demand a ceasefire.
In its closing statement, Egypt and its president Abdel Fattah al Sisi stated that the initiative sought to “establish global consensus” to reject “violence, terrorism” and with requests to stop the ongoing war that has caused death. of thousands of innocent civilians in both Palestine and Israel.
Also, that the rules of international and humanitarian law be respected “which underline the vital importance of protecting civilians and not exposing them to dangers or threats.”