Ramallah, MINA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would not participate in a peace conference on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that was not based on UN resolutions.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah with guests Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who arrived in Palestine on his official state visit, President Abbas stressed that he would not participate in any international conference not based at the UN resolution.
“No one is allowed to speak or negotiate in the name of Palestine. We are the first and last parties responsible for the Palestinian struggle. No one took our place or spoke on our behalf,” he said as quoted by Wafa.
Abbas said the latest political developments in Palestine were linked to political deadlock due to Israeli disobedience and his refusal to recognize the Palestinian state, while his occupation of the Palestinian territories continued.
He also said to his colleagues from Austria to jointly hold an international peace conference to create a multilateral mechanism that moves forward towards peace.
“This is where the European Union and its member countries can play an important role in addition to the Security Council (UN),” he said. (R/Ais/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)