Minister Malki receives new Australian representative credentials
Minister of Foreign Affairs and expatriates Dr. Riad Malki, received on Wednesday the credentials of the new Australian representative, office in the State of Palestine, ambassador Mark Bailey. At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Dr. Malki welcomed Ambassador Bailey and wished him success in his new mission to the State of Palestine. Minister Dr. Malki called on the Australian government to support and vote for resolutions on the Palestinian issue in multilateral forums, especially the United Nations. In addition, to increase and raise the level of official visits between the two countries.
Minister Dr. Malki reviewed the latest political developments on the local and regional scene, stressing the importance of concerted international efforts to achieve peace on the basis of the resolutions of international legitimacy. Minister Dr. Malki noted the importance of strengthening and developing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields. He praised the Australian development support in the agricultural sector and the building of Palestinian capacity through the provision of scholarships. For his part, Mr. Bailey thanked the Minister Dr. Malki for his good reception, stressing Australia's position in support of the two-state solution. His country was committed to providing support to UNRWA and Palestinian institutions. At the end of the meeting, Minister Dr. Malki expressed the readiness of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and expatriates and its various sectors to coordinate and provide all the facilities for the success of his duties in the state of Palestine.
The meeting was attended by The Chief of Protocol, first advisor Abeer Ramahi, Director of Asia Department, advisor Rana Abu Hakmeh and Australia file officer, Third Secretary Youad Jaradat and the diplomat Zeina Al Masri of the minister's Office and director of the media unit Tariq Eid. And Lima Anfous the public relations officer at the Australian Representation Office.