Palestinian ambassador: Greece can play the role of the mediator…

10 December 2015
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…in the promotion of peace process
The head of the diplomatic representation of the Palestinian Authority in Athens Marwan Toubassi welcomed the Greek government’s actions that confirm the historic relations between Greece and Palestine and stated that “after a series of meetings held in the last days with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ office, the Greek Foreign Ministry and political parties, they all confirmed their stable position on the establishment of Palestinian State with capital East Jerusalem.”
The Palestinian ambassador referred to an announcement issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry which “confirms the stable historic bonds between the Greek and the Palestinian people underlining Greece’s adamant position for the need of the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian State on the borders of 1967 with capital Eastern Jerusalem based on the principle of the solution of two states that will co-exist peacefully with Israel.”
He also made a reference to Foreign Ministry spokesman’s statement that “dismisses Israel media reports referring to Greece’s denial to follow the European Union’s directive on the CE-marking on products that come from Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian Territories”. According to Toubassi this statement “certifies Greece’s position against the settlements according to the rules of the International Law, noting that Greece is ready to play the role of the honest mediator in the promotion of the peace process.”
Ambassador Toubassi also added that “the preparations with the Greek authorities for the reception of the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas that will pay an official visit to Athens at the end of the month have started. Abbas will meet with Greek President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos and representatives of the Greek political parties.”
President Abbas is also expected to visit the Greek Parliament where a draft resolution for the recognition of the Palestinian State is being prepared, concluded Toubassi.

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