Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh met today in Ramallah with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and discussed with her the latest political developments, particularly in light of the release of the US so-called deal of the century last month.
Shtayyeh reiterated the Palestinian position that the American deal is nothing more than dictates, stressing that the US will never find a partner for the implementation of this plan, not in the European Union nor in the Arab world.
He said that an international body could oversee the peace process and relaunch negotiations based on the Arab Peace Initiative, EU principles and United Nations resolutions. The US could be part of this body, he said.
The Prime Minister called on Europe, once again, to recognize the Palestinian state in order to safeguard the two-state solution in light of the failure of the US deal and to prevent Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
He welcomed Norway’s stand from the deal of the century and its commitment to the two-state solution, UN resolutions and international law.