President Mahmoud Abbas discussed in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Palestinian rejection of the US peace deal, and the opposition of the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the African Union of this plan.
They also discussed European, Russian, Chinese and Japanese positions in support of international legitimacy and a two-state solution based on international terms of reference.
The President gave a detailed explanation of the alternative initiative that was put before the Security Council and that is approved by the majority of the countries of the world, which is to hold an international peace conference and establish an international multilateral mechanism.
He called on Germany to join this mechanism to sponsor negotiations on the basis of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Abbas thanked Germany for its economic support, for building the state institutions and for its support to UNRWA, praising Germany’s adherence to international law and a two-state solution based on international terms of reference.
For her part, Merkel confirmed that Germany will continue to support peace based on vision of a two-state solution, and that Germany will continue its role to achieve that end.