Palestine remains central cause in Arab world

(VOVWORLD) - Establishing an independent, sovereign Palestinian state remains the Arab world’s primary cause, despite other challenges facing the region, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Monday following an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo.

At a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League and the foreign ministers of Jordan and Palestine, Shoukry said Egypt will continue to be one of the top backers of the Palestinian cause. He said the emergency meeting, where Cairo urged Arab solidarity, adopted a resolution that strengthens solidarity and joint action among Arab countries.

The same day, leaders of rival Palestinian factions began Egyptian-brokered reconciliation talks in Cairo to try to heal long-standing internal divisions, ahead of planned Palestinian elections later this year.

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