Panafrican News Agency

Tunisian, Turkish foreign ministers discuss situation in Palestine

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian minister of foreign affairs, Migration and Tunisians living abroad, Othman Jerandi, held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on phone on several issues of common interest.

The two discussed particularly developments in the Palestinian territories, according to a statement issued by the Tunisian ministry of Foreign Affairs here Tuesday on its website.

The Turkish foreign minister welcomed efforts made by Tunisia within the Security Council to defend ‘fellow’ Palestinian people, drawing the attention of the international community on the flagrant violations and attacks perpetrated by the Israeli authorities on Palestinian territories, particularly in the cities of Qods and the Aqsa Mosque.

The Tunisian minister of foreign affairs reaffirmed the constant position of his country to back the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, while rejecting the policy of the accomplished fact and the ‘judaisation’ annexation plans executed by the occupying authorities.

The two ministers mutually agreed to make efforts at all levels, both national and international, and to intensify the steps made within the UN institutions, particularly within the General Assembly, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Arab world and the group of non-aligned countries to live up to their responsibilities in protecting the Palestinian people.  

They must also exert pressure on the occupying forces to end the violations and respect legal international decisions and law.  

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