Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 4, 2007..
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Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has called on Brazil to play a key role in a multilaterally mediated peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, the official PA news site Wafa reported.
Maliki made the statement during a meeting in Ramallah on Thursday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes.
In a speech at the United Nations Security Council last week, PA President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference in mid-2018, which he said should conclude with the creation of a mechanism for a multilaterally mediated peace process.
Nunes told Maliki that Brazil is prepared to participate “in any effort that leads to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Later on Thursday, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Nunes met to discuss cooperation in energy, education, health and especially agriculture, a separate Wafa report said.
Hamdallah said a committee should be established to follow up on all matters related to cooperation between Brazil and the Palestinians.