Minister Dr.Riad Malki meets with the European Union representative in Ramallah
Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Dr. Riad Malki met with the head of the Office of the European Union representative to the State of Palestine, Ralph Tarraf, on Wednesday at the ministry's headquarters in the city of Ramallah to discuss the holding of the Arab-European Summit of Arab and European foreign Ministers in Sharm el-Sheikh next month.
Al-Maliki reviewed the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, the policy of systematic settlement, and the continued seizure of land in favor of settlement, and the persistence of daily occupation of the city of Jerusalem, its holy places, its citizens and their property.
The Palestinian Foreign Minister stressed the need for international action to compel Israel to halt settlement, and that Israel's continued pursuit of its oppressive and repressive policy will not bring security and peace to the region, referring to statements by Israeli occupation Government chief Benjamin Netanyahu not to renew the existence of The Temporary international mission in the City of Hebron, which consists of Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey, and called on the international community to compel Israel to abide by the agreement on the presence of the mission in Hebron.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Palestine expressed his thanks for the continued efforts of the European Union to support the issues of peace in the region and the world, and appreciated its support for the Palestinian people so that they could build their state institutions, enhance their economy and support them to achieve their freedom and independence.
For his part, Tarraf stressed the European Union's position on the commitment to the establishment of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital within the political solution, adding that the EU will make further efforts to push forward the peace and negotiation process through an active role not limited to support Only economic, so as to protect and apply the principle of a two-state solution.