To address the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau, participated in an informal video conference with fellow European Union foreign ministers on October 10th. The discussions aimed to address the recent attacks on Israel and foster dialogue toward a diplomatic solution.
Minister Rau began his statement by emphasizing Poland’s commitment to finding a peaceful resolution to the crisis. He highlighted the importance of diplomacy in addressing the tensions in the region. In this context, he recalled his recent conversations with the foreign ministers of both Israel and Palestine, underscoring the importance of dialogue and communication in seeking common ground.
Furthermore, the Polish foreign minister engaged in consultations with his counterparts from Jordan and Egypt. These discussions emphasized the regional dimension of the crisis, involving not only Israel and Palestine but also neighbouring countries, which play a crucial role in maintaining stability in the region.
Minister Rau expressed his unequivocal condemnation of the barbaric acts committed by Hamas. He stressed the need for the European Union to take a clear and strong stance against attacks that target civilian populations from both sides. The international community, in his view, should stand united in denouncing such actions and working towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Poland, under Minister Rau’s leadership, stands firmly in support of all international coordination efforts aimed at restoring peace in the region. The minister’s statement reinforces Poland’s commitment to working alongside its European partners to facilitate a resolution to the ongoing crisis.
Additionally, Minister Rau advocated for the continuation of European Union assistance to the Palestinian side. He emphasized that this aid is crucial for maintaining stability on the West Bank of the Jordan River and providing much-needed humanitarian support to the population in the Gaza Strip. This stance reflects Poland’s commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the conflict and contributing to regional stability.