There Is “No Alternative” to Two-State Solution in Mideast, Says France
Paris, MINA – French authorities said on Monday that there is “no alternative” to the two-state solution which will allow for Israelis and Palestinians to live side-by-side in peace and security, KUNA reported, citing official comments.
Responding to Palestinian statements that the Oslo agreements were now dead because of the recent developments on Jerusalem, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Alexandre Giorgini stressed that a two-state solution also meant that Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel and the future Palestinian State.
“The implementation of this solution implies an agreement freely negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians, like the Oslo accords showed the path,” Giorgini remarked in a briefing.
He also urged both sides to refrain from any unilateral measures that would hamper such negotiations, and France has frequently criticised Israel’s illegal settlement expansion and extension in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
“France remains committed in favour of a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is ready to play its full part in necessary efforts to restart a credible dynamic,” the French official added. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)