The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies hosted the Swedish State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Annika Söder, where she participated in a specialized panel discussion held by the Center on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, entitled: "The Middle East Peace Process." KFCRIS Secretary-General, Dr. Saud Alsarhan was in attendance, along with a number of Arab and foreign politicians and diplomats.
During her participation, Söder stressed that the international community has a very important responsibility to support the two-state solution in order to support the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. She noted the need to intensify Arab and international efforts to support the peace process in the Middle East and to support the accession of Palestine to international organizations. She warned that international organizations, including UNRWA, have stopped working to support the Palestinians, such as creating jobs and improving the quality of life for them. Sweden is placing this issue at the top of its priorities in the Security Council, she said.
Söder stressed that Saudi Arabia is an internationally active country and has an important role in this regard, in addition to other Arab countries along with the League of Arab States.
The panel included discussions and comments from the audience on the Middle East peace process. An open dialogue was held with Annika Söder on ways to enhance joint cooperation between Sweden and Arab countries to support the Middle East peace process.