Fatahnews| State of Palestine
Palestine Liberation Organization
Negotiations Affairs Department
May 22, 2019
Statement by Dr. Saeb Erekat on Manana Economic Meeting
We officially announce that Palestine is not going to attend the Manana meeting. This is collective Palestinian position, from President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee to all Palestinian political movements and factions, national figures, private sector and civil society. We reiterate that we did not mandate anyone to negotiation on our behalf. Those who want to serve the interest of the Palestinian people should respect this collective position. Palestine’s full economic potential can only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation, respecting international law and UN resolutions.