Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Abbas promises referendum before any peace agreement with Israel
+ -
15:46, April 21, 2008

 Related News
 Israeli airstrike on Gaza kills four Hamas militants
 Israel allows PNA to build 20 police stations across West Bank
 Israel issues bids for 100 new homes in settlements
 Israel approves 5,000 work permits for Palestinians
 Israel's Barak proposes to issue permits for more Palestinian construction workers
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promised here Sunday a referendum before any peace agreement with Israel.

Abbas made the promise in a press conference during his visit to Tunisia from where he travels to Washington on Tuesday.

Any peace agreement to be reached between the Palestinian and Israeli negotiating teams will be referred to the people in a referendum, Abbas told the reporters.

Abbas, meanwhile, welcomed current efforts exerted by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and other sides, like Yemen, to end the inter-Palestinian differences.

The Palestinian leader noted that he will hold talks with U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the development of the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel, hoping a deal with Israel can be reached by the end of the year.

"I will focus in my talks with President Bush and American officials on the negotiations and on ending talks with an agreement this year," Abbas said.

However, he stressed that he does not want the outcome of Israeli-Palestinian talks to end with a vague declaration of principles.

Abbas arrived here earlier on Sunday for a two-day visit at the invitation of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

The two leaders are expected to hold talks on bilateral issues and discuss the latest development of the situation in the Middle East, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported on Saturday.


  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Chinese netizen discussion of"boycott on French goods"
Dalai's brag about "peace", "non-violence" is nothing but lie
What is Nancy Pelosi really up to?
"A slap in face" to Paris itself
Two-face baby worshipped as goddess

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved