Hamdallah meets visiting German state secretary, discusses political developments

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (right) with German State Secretary Andreas Michaelis in Ramallah. (WAFA Images)

RAMALLAH, Thursday, Outgoing Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met on Thursday at his Ramallah office with German State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andreas Michaelis in the presence of the German representative to Palestine, Christian Clages, and discussed the latest political developments and violations of the Israeli occupation and its settlers.

Hamdallah praised Germany’s position on the two-state solution and its rejection of settlements.

He welcomed its continued financial support for Palestine, which he said has contributed significantly toward the building of state institutions and many other vital sectors, especially education, water and infrastructure projects.

He called on Germany to increase its investment in Palestine, especially through the establishment of an industrial zone as many other countries have done.

The prime minister called on Germany to play an active role and to pressure Israel to stop its settlement expansion and to abandon its plans to displace Palestinian residents and demolish their homes, particularly in Jerusalem and Khan al-Ahmar. He said that Israel seeks to undermine the two-state solution and chances of a contiguous Palestinian state.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency