United States: When Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations General Assembly and Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab States, met on Wednesday outside the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the topics they discussed included the Palestinian cause.
Their representatives claimed that the two officials discussed a range of issues related to global crises as well as the most recent Middle East developments.
According to a representative of Abul Gheit, the head of the Arab League told Guterres that he appreciated the important contribution of the UN chief during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. According to reports, Guterres discussed the current situation in the Middle East as well as the actions of the United Nations in Somalia, Yemen and Syria.
Abul Gheit also emphasized the intense despair that Palestinians experience as a result of the many political obstacles that stand in the way of their cause. Both men agreed that efforts to bring stability and prosperity to the region should continue to focus on the Palestinian issue.
They pledged to cooperate in an organized effort to find political solutions to the crises that some countries in the region are currently experiencing.
"We agreed on the danger of ignoring serious efforts to resolve the Palestinian issue and the importance of continuing our joint work for this purpose," Abul Gheit wrote in a message shared on Twitter.
Despite the challenging and complex international situation, Guterres is making great progress on many fronts including politics, the environment, development and more.
On Wednesday, Abul Gheit also met Malta's Minister for Foreign, European and Trade Affairs, Ian Borg, and congratulated Malta on his selection as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the years 2023-2024. He added that Malta's support for Arab issues on the council's agenda at the time, particularly those related to the Palestinian cause, is important to the Arab League.
Abul Gheit last week urged Spain to support Palestine's application for full membership in the United Nations, as part of plans for a new diplomatic push for recognition. The United Nations currently grants Palestine observer status. On 23 September, the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, is scheduled to address the General Assembly and discuss the campaign for full membership.
According to a spokesman, the leader of Abu Ghet met Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albers in Madrid and discussed issues of mutual interest and ways to improve relations between the two countries.