Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat announced today that Britain, Japan and Norway all reiterated their rejection to Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank.
“During talks with international parties, Erekat: Britain, Japan and Norway reiterated their rejection of annexation and affirmed their continued support to UNRWA,” Erekat tweeted.
Commenting his phone conversation with British Minister in the Foreign Office James Cleverly, Erekat tweeted: “Britain supports a rules-based world order, international law and, therefore, opposes annexation of occupied Palestine.”
The Palestine Liberation Organization official also had phone calls with Japan’s Middle East Envoy ambassador Masaharu Kono and Norway’s Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process ambassador Tor Wennesland.
Commenting on his phone call with Kono, Erekat said that the Japanese diplomat “expressed his country’s utter opposition to annexation of occupied Palestinian territory,” and that thir phone conversation focused on Japan’s contribution to our government against COVID-19 and support to UNRWA.
As for his call with Wennesland, Erekat said that the Norwegian diplomat “reaffirmed their support for International law and opposition to annexation of occupied Palestinian territory,” and noted his appreciation of Norway’s “principled support” for UN relief agency, the Palestinian government against COVID-19 as well as the AHLC preparations.