Tunisia: FM and His Turkish Counterpart Discuss Situation in Palestinian Occupied Territories Over Phone

Tunis/Tunisia — Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu agreed to combine efforts, regionally and internationally, to provide protection to the disarmed Palestinian people.

They also agreed to put pressure on occupation authorities so as to halt violations committed and force them to comply with both the international law and the international humanitarian law (IHL).

According to a statement of the Foreign Affairs, Jerandi received, last Monday, a phone call from Cavusoglu, during which they exchanged views on issues of common interest, particularly the latest developments on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The two ministers emphasized the need to increase regional and international efforts and step up action by UN bodies, particularly within the General Assembly, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), so that the international community fully assumes its responsibility to protect the Palestinian people, the same source adds.

Jerandi expressed Tunisia's unwavering support to the just Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people against the policy of annexation and Judaization carried out by the occupying forces.

Tunisia will spare no effort to defend the just Palestinian cause at the UN Security Council.

It will continue, in coordination with the Palestinian parties, to defend Palestinians' rights to free exercise of worship and establish an independent State with al-Quds as its capital.

The Turkish minister welcomed Tunisia's efforts at the Security Council in its bid to alert the international community to the violations committed by the occupation forces in the Palestinian territories, more precisely in al-Quds and in the esplanade of al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Security Council Monday held a meeting by VTC to review the latest developments on the situation marked by renewed tension in al-Quds, amid violations of the integrity of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

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