In a statement issued by the General Delegation of the PLO to the US, Chief Representative Maen Rashid Areikat welcomed the telephone conversation that took place between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

“We hope that this conversation will signal the start of a constructive and fruitful engagement between the two sides. The Palestinian side stands ready to work with the United States to advance the cause of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East that would lead to an end to the Israeli military Occupation and the creation of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State that lives side-by-side with Israel in peace and security,” Ambassador Areikat said.

Ambassador Areikat added, “The role of the United States, in conjunction with the efforts of the international community, is important to reach an acceptable agreement between Israelis and Palestinians based on UN resolutions, international law, and previous agreements.”

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