The Quartet supports the resumption of “meaningful negotiations” on the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine

The Middle East Quartet, made up of the United Nations, the European Union (EU), the United States and Russia, has chosen to return to “meaningful negotiations” leading to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. States.

Members of the Quartet took part in a videoconference to discuss the possibility of resuming talks on an agreement that includes “concrete steps to promote the freedom, security and prosperity of Palestinians and Israelis”.

They also talked about “the situation on the ground, in particular the coronavirus pandemic” and about “the unsustainable inequality in economic development between Israelis and Palestinians” and at the same time stressed the need for both sides to “avoid unilateral action”. States solution is more difficult to achieve. “

The Quartet supports the resumption of “meaningful negotiations” on the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine
The Quartet supports the resumption of “meaningful negotiations” on the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine

The meeting came a few days after the Palestinian Presidency accused Israel of “torpedoing” international peace efforts and criticized the recent decision to demolish a hundred houses in a neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

He called on the Quartet for the Middle East, the United Nations Security Council and the United States “to put pressure on the Israeli government to put an end to these serious violations of all international resolutions and international law”.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in early February that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ request for an international conference was “a positive opportunity” to move the peace process forward in the region.

Abbas asked Guterres in October 2020 for “urgent” consultations to convene an international peace conference to revive talks between Israelis and Palestinians after several countries reached agreements with the Israeli government to normalize their relations and refused to act as mediator for the United States what it thinks is a bias in favor of Israel.

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