Spanish, Palestinian FMs Agree to Revive Mideast Peace Talks

The Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riad al Maliki, and his Spanish counterpart, Alfonso Dastis. (EFE)


Madrid, 18 Ramadan 1438/13 June 2072 (MINA) – Spanish and Palestinian governments have agreed to focus efforts on how to revive peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.

This came in a joint statement adopted by Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis and his visiting Palestinian counterpart Riyad Al-Maliki following a meeting in Madrid.

Dastis said he and his Palestinian counterpart had stressed the necessity of relaunching Middle East peace talks, particularly following US President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the region, KUNA reported, citing the statement.

He added that the two-state solution is the only applicable way out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reiterating Spain’s support to this solution.

The Spanish foreign minister lashed out at Israel’s settlement policy as posing a serious threat to regional and international peace efforts.

On his part, the Palestinian foreign minister said Spain should work to find “permanent peace” in the Middle East and to apply justice by helping in creating two independent states living side by side in peace and security.

However, he thanked Spain for its efforts to solve the conflict since Madrid Conference in 1991. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)