President Mahmoud Abbas met today with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sideline of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, where he affirmed the importance of France’s role in supporting the Palestinian issue at all levels, and the importance of coordinating positions at the international level.
President Abbas briefed the French president on the latest developments in the Palestinian issue in light of the blockage of the horizon of the political process due to the American decisions which he stressed are disastrous on the political process and the continuation of the Israeli escalation and its aggressive practices, the latest of which was the announcement of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on imposing Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, in addition to Israel’s continued withholding of Palestinian tax revenues in a clear and explicit violation of international resolutions and treaties.
The meeting was attended by Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Ziad Abu Amer, Deputy Prime Minister, Riyad Al-Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Majdi al-Khaldi, Abbas’ adviser for diplomatic affairs, and Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s permanent representative to the UN.
The 74th session of the UN General Assembly kicked off today in New York, with dozens of world leaders scheduled to address the General Assembly. President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to deliver a speech on Thursday.