Ramallah, 15 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/5 February 2015 (MINA) – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas stressed on the importance of international community interference, mainly the World Bank, to put pressure on Israel to release PA funds, Qudsnet reported yesterday.
Abbas made his remarks in the presence of a delegation from the World Bank headed by Executive Director of the Board of Trustees Mirza Hassan and the PA Minister of National Economy Mohamed Mustafa, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting. Wesnesday.
The president thanked the World Bank for its support for the Palestinian state through direct funds to the PA treasury or through funding developmental projects.
In addition, he presented the delegation with the economic situation in Palestine, mainly after Israel blocked Palestinian tax revenues for the second month. He told them how this badly affected the Palestinian economy.
For his part, Mirza reiterated the World Bank’s position, which is supportive of the PA economy, praising the PA’s economic performance.
He presented Abbas with the results of his visit to the Gaza Strip, which preceded his visit to the West Bank. He also outlined the efforts the World Bank is exerting to accelerate the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
In this context, Abbas stressed the importance of the interference of the international community to maintain pledges made to reconstruct the Gaza Strip and stressed on the importance of transferring their pledges very soon.
During the meeting, both sides agreed on the importance of continuous economic and financial reformation in the state of Palestine aiming to activate the role of the private sector in the Palestinian economy. (T/P002/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)