Saudi: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir said that improving the Palestinians' situation should be welcomed but that it is "extremely important" to address the political process in resolving the conflict with Israel.
"The Palestinians are the ones who have the ultimate decision in this because it’s their issue and so whatever the Palestinians accept I believe everybody else will accept," Al Jubeir stated in a response to questions from broadcaster France 24.
"I think anything that improves the situation of the Palestinian people is something that should be welcomed. Now having said that the political process is extremely important,” he said in the interview about US proposals for economic development as part of the Middle East peace process.
Al Jubeir said Riyadh continued to support a political process based on an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.