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  • Saudi King tells Trump that kingdom is eager to achieve fair solution to Palestinian issue

     U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman File Photo U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Sunday that the kingdom was eager to achieve a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue, which he said was the main starting point of the kingdom’s proposed Arab Peace Initiative, the state news agency reported.

    The leaders spoke by phone following a historic U.S. brokered accord last month under which the United Arab Emirates agreed to become the third Arab state to normalise ties with Israel after Egypt and Jordan.

    King Salman told Trump he appreciated U.S. efforts to support peace and that Saudi Arabia wanted to see a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue based on the Arab Peace Initiative proposed by the kingdom in 2002.

    Under the proposal, Arab nations have offered Israel normalised ties in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians and full Israeli withdrawal from territory captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

    Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrines, does not recognise Israel.

    However, this month the kingdom said it would allow flights between UAE and Israel, including by Israeli airliners, to use its airspace.

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