Egyptian, Palestinian presidents discuss negotiations resumption

08:24, April 20, 2010      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas discussed Monday means to resume negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel, Egypt's MENA news agency reported.

Meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, the two leaders exchanged views over the latest developments in the Palestinian arena and means to pave the way for resuming negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel, MENA said.

Abbas urged Israel to freeze settlement in order to resume negotiations, saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet made any positive response for returning to negotiations.

The Palestinian leader promised to spare not any diplomatic and political effort to reach agreement with the Israeli side before resorting to UN Security Council.

"We have to have many choices. We will make use of all diplomatic and political ways with the international community and the Quartet, especially with the United States...If all these choices failed, of course the only choice we have then will be to resort to the Security Council and international community," Abbas said.

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) had accepted on March 7 a U.S. offer to engage in proximity talks with Israel to revive the stalled peace process.

However, the Israeli announcement later to approve a settlement in East Jerusalem bogged down the negotiation talks again.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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