PA Committed to Peace, Two-State Solution, says Abbas
ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2013 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday said
that the Palestinian Authority is committed to peace and two-state solution,
following the unveiling of the corner stone of the Embassy of the state of
Palestine in Islamabad.
Abbas reaffirmed PA’s commitment to peace and to continue working hard to
achieve the two-state solution, in accordance with the resolutions of
international legitimacy including the Arab peace initiative.
He said that the Israeli government must choose between building illegal
settlements and between achieving a just and comprehensive peace, that
guarantees security and stability to all parties in the region, on the basis
of the resolutions of international legitimacy.
He reiterated the Palestinian Authority’s priority to continue working hard
and relentlessly to achieve the Palestinians’ right to freedom and
independence and ending the accumulated suffering of the refugees through 65
years of homelessness.
Abbas also reiterated PA’s commitment to ending the siege imposed on the
Gaza Strip by Israel and to reinforce the steadfastness of Palestinians in
Jerusalem, in resisting all applied Israeli measures intended to change the
character of Jerusalem and to alter its composition not only as eternal
capital of the state of Palestine, but as the living existence of
coexistence among all religions.
He thanked Pakistan for its support in the international arena, in
particular during the voting in General Assembly to upgrade the status of
the State of Palestine to an observer state status and agreeing to build the
Embassy of the State of Palestine in Islamabad.