Palestine hails support of EU, African Union in rejecting U.S. Mideast peace plan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-05 05:35:37|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RAMALLAH, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Tuesday praised the EU and the African Union (AU) for their support of Palestine's rejection to the U.S. Middle East peace plan.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki praised the statements of the EU's High Representative Josep Borrell and chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki, in which they rejected the American peace plan, also known as the Deal of the Century.

In his statement released earlier in the day, Borrell said the EU is committed to a negotiated two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with equivalent land swaps and a viable, contiguous Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace.

In the statement issued on Monday, Faki said he "notes that the recent U.S.-Israeli plan was drawn up without any form of consultation with the legitimate representatives of the Palestinian people."

The AU's statement, released right ahead of its upcoming summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, could lead to the organization's collective rejection of the U.S. plan, Maliki noted.

It is worth noting that the 22-member Arab League issued on Sunday a statement supporting the Palestinian rejection to the plan.

Categorically rejecting the U.S. plan, Palestinians have said they will launch a diplomatic campaign to topple it.