Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Thursday called on the European Union (EU) to build the Middle East peace on a recent initiative presented by President Mahmoud Abbas.

“President Abbas’ speech at the United Nations Security Council is an invitation to the world to contribute to peace and the two-state solution on the 1967 borders.

”Abbas has given the international community the opportunity to reach a fair and balanced political solution which ends the occupation and protect our legitimate national rights,” he said during a meeting with ambassadors and representatives of the EU in this West Bank city.

The prime minister also stressed the role of the EU in establishing a just peace with international legitimacy in a way that guarantees the legal Palestinian rights.

Abbas presented a Palestinian peace initiative which addresses the fundamental problems that have led to the failure of the peace efforts for decades at a special session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

The Palestinian leader proposed an international peace conference based on UN resolutions in mid-2018, which should be attended by Palestinian and Israeli representatives.

Abbas’ offer came amid the rising tension between Palestine and the US since President Donald Trump recognised the disputed holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec 6, 2017.

Source: NAM News Network

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