RAMALLAH, Thursday, December 31, 2020 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed today his commitment to a just and comprehensive peace based on the resolutions of the international community and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The President also reaffirmed commitment on behalf of the Palestinian people to ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, as well as to freedom, sovereignty, independence and statehood.
Speaking on the 56th anniversary of the launch of the contemporary Palestinian Revolution and Fatah Movement, President Abbas said in a televised speech aired via Palestine TV that the Palestinian leadership remains committed to a just solution of the refugees issue as per Resolution 194 of the UN General Assembly.
He said on this occasion that the Palestinian leadership will continue to work to release the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli occupation's detention.
"We're committed to a just, comprehensive and lasting peace based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative. Therefore, we've called for an international peace conference to be held in the first half of next year, under the auspices of the International Quartet, the only body authorized to sponsor negotiations," said the President.
The President expressed his hope to work with the next US administration on the basis of mutual trust, with a view of strengthening mutual relations and achieving peace and security for all.
President Abbas added that he was looking forward to working with the Arab, Islamic and other friendly countries to mobilize international support and achieve a comprehensive and just solution to the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution on the borders of 1967.
The President offered congratulations to the Palestinian people and the entire world on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year.