Egyptian junta welcomes Israel-Palestine talks

Egypt has welcomed the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Washington under US sponsorship

Egyptian junta welcomes Israel-Palestine talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt has welcomed the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Washington under US sponsorship.

In a Thursday statement, the Foreign Ministry voiced hope that the talks would lead to a break through within the set nine-month timeframe, self-determination for the Palestinian people, an end to the perennial conflict, and the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The ministry underlined the importance of abiding by the land-for-peace formula, stressing the need for Israel to refrain from taking unilateral measures that contradict this principle, which, it said, represents the basis of all Arab-Israeli treaties.

Palestinian and Israeli officials began their meetings in Washington on Tuesday, their first direct negotiations since talks were suspended three years ago.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ağustos 2013, 13:04
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