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Tue 12 Sep 2023 9:29 pm - Jerusalem Time

During talks with British Foreign Minister, PA Promier asks UK to recognize Palestine

Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh called on the United Kingdom to recognize the State of Palestine, support its full membership in the United Nations, and provide aid to Palestinian institutions.


Shtayyeh pointed out, during his meeting with British Foreign Minister James Cleverly, today, Tuesday, in his office in Ramallah, in the presence of the British Consul General in Jerusalem, Diane Corner, that “due to the deteriorating situation on the ground and the demographic factor, if action is not taken today, tomorrow will be too late.”


He said, "The United Kingdom bears a moral and historical responsibility towards the Palestinian people, and must be a positive player in realizing the rights of the Palestinian people and finding a political solution that meets their aspirations."


The Prime Minister explained that “in light of this deteriorating situation on the ground, the two-state solution is fading and being violated on a daily and systematic basis, and it will become difficult to implement it,” calling on the United Kingdom to protect the two-state solution, by engaging seriously and at the highest levels in the political process alongside the United States and society. International, to create a political horizon with the aim of ending the occupation and embodying the Palestinian state.


Shtayyeh added: "Israel and Palestine should not be treated equally. There is an occupying state, and a state and people under occupation. We call for a reconsideration of British policies and for its discourse to be consistent with its belief in the two-state solution and international law."

The Prime Minister reviewed developments in the internal situation and moving forward with the reform agenda at all levels, which contributes to strengthening the steadfastness of our people and providing them with the best services.

Shtayyeh called on the United Kingdom to call on Israel to abide by the signed agreements, allow elections to be held in all Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, and put pressure on Israel to release the martyrs whose bodies are being held, and the martyrs of the Numbers Cemetery.


He also called for taking measures to implement Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2334, which was supported by Britain, and stipulates the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

For his part, the British Foreign Minister affirmed his country's belief and commitment to the two-state solution and continued support for building Palestinian institutions.

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During talks with British Foreign Minister, PA Promier asks UK to recognize Palestine

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