President Abbas meets with UN Guterres in New York, discusses latest developments in Palestinian issue

NEW YORK, Monday, President Mahmoud Abbas met with Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General in New York, during which he briefed him on the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, including the recent Israeli escalations in the Palestinian territories, particularly in Jerusalem.

President Abbas stressed the need to implement the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council, including in particular resolution 2334 (2016), and providing international protection for the Palestinian people.

Abbas also met with Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President-elect of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and briefed her on the latest developments in the Palestinian territory in light of the continued Israeli escalations and aggression against the Palestinian people, land, and holy sites.

The meetings were attended by Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Riyad al-Malki, Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Majdi al-Khaldi, Abbas’ diplomatic adviser, Riyad Mansour , Palestine’s ambassador to UN.

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York on Monday to take over presidency from Egypt of the Group of 77 (G77) and China during a ceremony to be held at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency