Saudi Arabia’s support for Palestinian cause remains unchanged, despite airspace permission to all flights to UAE: Saudi FM

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Riyadh – Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Wednesday declared that Kingdom’s support for Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people remains unchanged despite the approval to use Saudi airspace for flights flying to and from United Arab Emirates.

Prince Farhan tweeted, “The Kingdom’s firm and established stance toward the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people will not change by allowing the Kingdom’s airspace for the passage of flights coming to the United Arab Emirates and departing from there to all countries”.

“The Kingdom appreciates all efforts aimed at achieving a just and lasting peace in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative,” the Saudi foreign minister added.

Saudi Press Agency reported that Saudi Arabia granted permission to use its airspace after a “request by the UAE”.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video statement stating that, “Israeli planes and those from all countries will be able to fly directly from Israel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and back.”

Netanyahu did not make a mention of Saudi government, however, he hinted that permission to use Saudi airspace will reduce the cost flights and the journey time.