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Fayyad Meets with Solana: Building State Institutions Is Palestinian Responsibility Foremost

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RAMALLAH, August 31, 2009 (WAFA)- PM Salam Fayyad said tonight in a joint press conference with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana the building of the state institutions is a Palestinian responsibility foremost.

 

Speaking on the Government Document on statehood, Fayyad said: 'The building of the state institutions is a Palestinian responsibility foremost and we have to take the initiative stressing that we are in need for international support to carry out this mission.

 

If it is a unilateral act, Fayyad said. It is positive unilateralism. Statehood is a basic objective of this political process, how can it be described as a negative measure?'

 

Solana announced support for the Governments Document, saying I've discussed the important and solid document the Palestinian government has produced. It gives a lot of important idea of how to build institutions of the Palestinian state. we support it.

 

We are going to support this document. It's a very good, very solid and very political document, Solana added. Any criticism of it. I don't understand it.

 

We have very important days ahead of us. On September 23 we have the U.N. general assembly meeting. I hope around that day we will have important discussions on Palestinian statehood, Solana said. In all the places I've been, everybody says: We want to use the time. We can't waste time. There is an opportunity. We are in full cooperation with the U.S., the Arab League, the Palestinians. We're in a very important moment. We are going to be with you.

 

On settlements, Fayyad reiterated the need to halt all settlement construction, wondering:

'Where will this state be established? how will any political process have credibility among the Palestinians with settlements activity?

 

The EU has said to stop settlement activity is a must, Solana emphasized.

 

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