RAMALLAH, President Mahmoud Abbas today reiterated commitment to just peace and immediate readiness to resume talks with Israel.
Speaking in a phone call with Pope Francis, Abbas discussed and underscored the importance of developing bilateral Palestine-Holy See relations to the benefit of both sides and the prevalence of peace and love in the region and worldwide.
He thanked the Holy See for its positions in support of achieving peace based on the United Nations resolutions as well as for its rejection of all ‘peace plans’ in violation of international law.
He renewed his call for an international peace conference to launch a genuine peace process, pointing that his call comes in line with his commitment to achieving just peace based on the UN resolutions and immediate willingness to resume talks with Israel.
He called the Pontiff to work together to safeguard Palestinian Muslims and Christians and reinforce their steadfastness in Jerusalem and throughout the occupied territories.
Pope Francis affirmed that he was on the same page with Abbas regarding the importance of peace and dialogue, the need to convene the international peace conference, and the reinforcing the steadfastness of the Palestinian people.
He confirmed the Holy See’s consistent positions with regards to achieving peace in the Holy Land and worldwide.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)