Palestinian diplomat says final statement of LAS-EU summit to stress need to end Israeli occupation

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-25 20:33:00|Editor: xuxin
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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Ambassador to the European Union (EU) Abdul Rahim al-Farra said on Monday that the final statement of the ongoing League of Arab States (LAS)-European Union (EU) Summit in Egypt will stress the necessity to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem.

"The statement will also stress that the Israeli settlement is illegal according to United Nations Security Council's resolutions, mainly resolution 2334," al-Farra, who is participating in the Arab-European summit, told Xinhua.

The Palestinian diplomat added that the final statement will also support the two-state solution based in accordance with the international resolutions.

"About Jerusalem, the final statement will stress that no country or entity can change the status quo of the disputed city," al-Farra revealed.

More than 50 European and Arab countries participated in the two-day LAS-EU Summit, which kicked off on Sunday in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh city.

Leaders from both sides seek to strengthen ties and address a wide range of issues and common challenges, such as multilateralism, trade, investment, migration, security and regional situation.

The summit also provides an opportunity for leaders to discuss the latest developments in the region, such as the Middle East peace process and the situation in Yemen, Libya and Syria.