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Foreign Minister welcomes position of EU foreign policy chief on two-state solution

Foreign Minister welcomes position of EU foreign policy chief on 
two-state solution
Foreign Minister Riyad Malki.

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (WAFA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki today welcomed the position of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell who stressed the importance of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the principle of the two-state solution.

Maliki considered this position consistent with United Nations resolutions, and the terms of reference of the peace process, and provides the opportunity to launch real peace process and negotiations.

He stressed that solving the Palestinian issue is the natural and right gateway to achieving security, stability and normal relations in the region.

Borrell said during a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations of the European Union that he expects Israel to offer a political perspective to end the conflict with the Palestinians.

“To find a solution with the Palestinians can only contribute to Israel’s security,” he said. “A credible engagement, a stronger relationship with Israel needs to revive a path towards peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians both alike. We remain ready and willing to support both in the efforts to rebuild a meaningful political process.”

Borrell said that he listened to Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Labid about how to improve the everyday life of the Palestinians in order to improve cooperation and working together towards resuming the holding of Association Council meetings if the conditions are met.

“For this, we need, on one hand, to reach a consensus among Member States and, on the other hand, Israel has also to do its part,” he said.

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