Greek minister calls to halt settlements in Abbas meeting

May 30, 2013 18:13
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas received Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos at his presidential headquarters in Ramallah on Thursday, where they debated over the peace process, official PA news agency WAFA reported.

Avramopoulos stressed that settlement activities violate international law and undermine any chances to achieve the internationally backed two-state solution, affirming his country’s position calling to halt all settlement activities in order to save the peace process, according to WAFA.

WAFA reported that the Greek minister emphasized the importance of the peace process based on the two-state solution in order to establish an independent state of Palestine.

The minister for foreign affairs underlined the special relations between the Greek and Palestinian people, telling Abbas that the Palestinian position is a priority of Greek foreign policy.

Abbas thanked the government and people of Greek for their continuous support of the Palestinian people.

WAFA reported the two also discussed US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to revive negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, with Abbas stressing the PA's keenness to ensure success of US and international efforts to resuscitate the process.

Abbas affirmed the Palestinian side’s commitment to achieve a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, WAFA reported.

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