Rabat - The 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of Francophonie, which wrapped up Sunday in Antananarivo, called on Palestinians and Israelis to resume direct negotiations.
Rabat – The 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of Francophonie, which wrapped up Sunday in Antananarivo, called on Palestinians and Israelis to resume direct negotiations.
“We call on the Palestinian and Israeli parties to resume direct negotiations to reach a two-state solution, Israel and a viable and geographically contiguous Palestinian State,” said the final declaration of the Summit, held on November 26-27 under the theme “Shared Growth and Responsible Development: Conditions for Stability Around the World and within the Francophone.”
In this respect, the Heads of State and Government welcomed the forthcoming organization by France of an international conference on the peace process in the Middle East, expressing their support for the international efforts that contribute in seeking a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
This process should allow the existence of two States, Palestine and Israel, living side by side in peace and security, within secure and internationally recognized borders, the same source added.
According to the document, the solution should be based on Security Council resolutions 242, 338, 1397 and 1515, the terms of the Madrid Conference, the Quartet Roadmap and the Arab Peace Initiative as adopted in the Beirut Summit.