RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 06, 2021 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas received today the newly appointed UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, where they discussed the latest developments in the country, including undergoing preparations to hold national elections.
The President briefed the UN envoy on the importance of reactivating the work of the International Quartet and strengthening its role during the upcoming period in the way to serious and real negotiations, based on international legitimacy resolutions and approved international references.
He also reaffirmed the need to hold an international peace conference aimed at achieving comprehensive and just peace, leading to an independent State of Palestine on the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
President Abbas also briefed the UN envoy of the ongoing preparations to hold legislative elections in May and presidential elections in July.
On the other side, Wennesland reaffirmed the United Nations's commitment to ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in accordance with the international references and agreed upon international legitimacy resolutions.
The UN envoy said he had affirmed in his speech before the UN Security Council the commitment of the United Nations to make every effort to ensure the implementation of international law as the main reference in the political process, stressing that his mission during the coming period will start from this foundation.
He underscored the importance of the upcoming Palestinian elections, saying the UN will do what it must to provide the necessary support for their success, in cooperation with the Palestinian Central Elections Commission.