Cairo: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassured the Kingdom’s commitment to the Palestinian issue and Palestinian rights, in a phone call with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, the Saudi state news agency reported early on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump proposed on Tuesday the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, in an effort to achieve a breakthrough.

Earlier, a Saudi foreign ministry statement reaffirmed its support to all efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.

The ministry added that Saudi Arabia appreciates efforts by Trump to develop a comprehensive peace plan between Palestinians and Israelis.

The statement further added that Saudi Arabia encourages starting direct peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel under US auspices.