he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has categorically mentioned that the creation of a sovereign state for Palestinians is a must before it normalises ties with Israel.
These remarks were made by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud during MED2020, an event in Italy where world leaders gather.
“What we need to make [normalisation of ties with Israel] happen is a peace deal that delivers a Palestinian state with dignity and with a workable sovereignty that Palestinians can accept,” he said.
The Saudi foreign minister’s remarks came after speculation that Saudi Arabia is gearing to be the latest Arab country to normalise ties with Israel.
In September, US President Donald Trump brokered a deal between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE according to which both countries recognised and normalised relations with Israel.