According to the statement made by the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Shtiyye met with the European Union (EU) Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, Sven Koopmans, in the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
The duo of Ishtiyya and Koopmans discussed ways to revive peace in the Palestinian issue and a two-state solution.
“The Israeli government is trying to overthrow the Palestinian administration and destroy the possibility of establishing an independent Palestinian state by reinforcing illegal Jewish settlements. At such a time, urgent action is needed to preserve the two-state solution option,” Istiyya said. used the phrases.
Istiyya said that Israel continues its attacks for these purposes, saying that it is working to control borders, crossings and natural resources as well as seizing Palestinian lands.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell to revive the Palestinian peace process.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ishtiyya also stated that Palestine and the EU are in the same political framework on ending the Israeli occupation, establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands.
The “Middle East Peace Process”, which started with the Middle East Conference held in Madrid, the capital of Spain, in 1991, was founded on the two-state solution voiced by the Arab countries with the slogan “land against peace”.
The solution in question includes the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that will include the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, as well as the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967.
Palestinian-Israeli peace talks have been suspended since April 2014 for a variety of reasons, including Israel’s refusal to release former detainees and halt occupant settlements.