UN Secretary-General Guterres discusses Gaza escalation with Saudi Crown Prince Salman
Riyadh, October 20, 2023, In a telephone conversation, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres engaged with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. Their discussion revolved around the ongoing military escalation in Gaza.
The Crown Prince emphasized the urgent need for increased international and regional efforts aimed at halting military operations and de-escalating the situation. This is crucial to prevent any adverse consequences that might jeopardize peace and security, both regionally and globally. He also stressed the necessity of averting the expansion of violence, which could disrupt regional stability.
Furthermore, Prince Mohammed highlighted the significance of working towards reinstating stability and the peace process, ensuring the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
He also underscored the pivotal role of the United Nations and its associated bodies in establishing secure humanitarian corridors to provide essential medical and food aid to civilians enduring a siege in Gaza.