Tobias Billström attends ministerial meeting on Gaza

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On 15 December, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström visited Oslo for a meeting on Gaza. The aim was to discuss the situation in Israel and Palestine, the extremely serious humanitarian situation in Gaza and renewed efforts for a negotiated two-state solution. The meeting was hosted by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Foreign ministers from the Middle East, the Nordics and the Benelux countries standing in front of flags in a meeting room..

    Foreign ministers from the Middle East, the Nordics and the Benelux countries to Oslo on Friday 15 December to attend a meeting on Gaza.

    Photo: Killian Munch/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billström shaking hands with Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.

    Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billström shaking hands with Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.

    Photo: Killian Munch/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Foreign ministers from the Middle East, the Nordics and the Benelux countries sit at a meeting table in Oslo..

    Foreign ministers from the Middle East, the Nordics and the Benelux countries to Oslo on Friday 15 December to attend a meeting on Gaza.

    Photo: Killian Munch/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“We discussed the humanitarian situation, the prospects for a humanitarian ceasefire and the path toward a negotiated two-state solution in which both Israel and Palestine can live side by side in peace and security. I would to warmly thank Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and Espen Barth Eide for this initiative,” says Mr Billström.

The meeting in Oslo was attended by the foreign ministers of the Nordic countries, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Türkiye, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).