Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said to the US President Donald Trump that Saudi Arabia wanted to see a fair and permanent solution for the Palestinians, which was the starting point for its 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
King Salman talked to Donald Trump on the phone. He praised the US efforts for supporting peace.
According to the international news agency, Arab nations have offered Israel normalized ties in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians and full Israeli withdrawal from territory captured in the 1967 Middle East war under the proposal. He also demanded a fair solution for Palestine.
Note that Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel. However, the kingdom has announced that it will permit flights between the UAE Israel, including by Israeli aircraft, to use its airspace.
A White House spokesman said that Trump welcomed King Salman’s decision. The spokesperson also reported that both the leaders discussed regional security during the call.
Netanyahu said, “Kosovo will be the first country with a Muslim majority to open an embassy in Jerusalem,” “As I’ve said in recent days – the circle of peace and recognition of Israel is expanding and more countries are expected to join.”
Netanyahu’s statement came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump made the parallel announcement in Washington. He negotiated with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo in Washington as they agreed to normalize economic relations between them.