Palestinian president meets Australian governor-general

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-22 22:46:57|Editor: zh
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Australian Governor General David Hurley in the West Bank City of Ramallah, on Jan. 22, 2020. (Str/Office of the Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

RAMALLAH, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received Australian Governor-General David Hurley in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday.

During a bilateral meeting, "the president briefed his guest on the situation of the peace process," said a statement published by the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Abbas highlighted the importance of the international community's intervention to pressure the Israeli government to allow Palestinians living in East Jerusalem to participate in Palestinian general elections, WAFA reported.

According to the statement, Abbas reiterated his call for an international multilateral mechanism for any peace negotiations with Israel, in order to guarantee that any settlement reached is within the parameters of international legitimacy resolutions.

"The Australian Governor-General expressed his hope to reach peace and stability in the region," said the statement.

"He said that he looks forwards to enhancing cooperation and friendship between the two sides on issues of joint interest," it added.

Abbas is expected to meet with a number of world leaders attending the World Holocaust Forum held in Israel in the coming two days, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prince Charles of Wales.

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