Palestine proposes to exclude U.S. from Mideast Quartet to advance stalled peace talks with Israel

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, November 21, 2020
Adjust font size:

RAMALLAH, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official said on Saturday that Palestine has proposed to exclude the United States from the Middle East Quartet to advance the stalled peace talks with Israel.

"Palestine proposed to Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations to hold a meeting, with the participation of other states but without the United States, to discuss convening an international peace conference," Azzam el-Ahmad, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, told official Voice of Palestine radio.

The current Middle East Quartet, with the mandate to facilitate the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, comprises the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations.

However, el-Ahmad noted, Washington's role in the Quartet could be reactivated after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden administration takes office, depending on its support of the two-state solution.

"There is no alternative to the two-state solution," he said. "Implementing this vision requires fulfilling the legitimate rights of the Palestinians and establishing an independent state on 1967 borders." Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from