Abbas, Erekat hope Obama will push for peace in Middle East

November 7, 2012 11:51


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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday congratulated US President Barack Obama for his reelection victory, Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported.

Abbas expressed hope that Obama will continue his efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, according to Wafa.

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat also expressed a similar sentiment, saying that he hopes Obama will emphasize peace and stability in the region during his second-term through pushing for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, Wafa reported.

According to Wafa, Erekat also called on Obama to support the Palestinian bid for non-member status at the United Nations.

Erekat also called on Obama to stand up against settlement expansion in the West Bank, Wafa reported.

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