Senior Fatah official Mohammad Shtayyeh receives a designation letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new Palestinian government March 10, 2019. (Reuters photo)
RAMALLAH, March 10 (Xinhua) -- The newly appointed Palestinian prime minister expressed hope on Sunday to form his government soon through his consultations with Palestinian factions as well as social and political powers, official Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.
Mohammad Shtayyeh made the remarks right after he received the letter of nomination from President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new government.
"I am fully aware of the situation we are going through politically, economically and financially," he said.
"We will work to embody the sovereign and independent state of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital on 1967 territories and continue our struggle for the right of return," Shtayyeh vowed.
In his address to Abbas, the new prime minister hailed Abbas' engagement "in the battle of protecting Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque."
He also promised to work to serving the Palestinians, lift injustice and restore their dignity and honor.
"It is not bread alone that animates human beings, but freedom, dignity, self-respect, tolerance, constructive criticism and positive spirit in dealing with people's problems and concerns, especially in Gaza, Jerusalem and the Diaspora," Shtayyeh said.
Earlier in the day, 60-year-old Shtayyeh was assigned by Abbas to form a new Palestinian government that succeeds the former consensus government of Rami Hamdallah.