Shtayyeh calls on UK to recognize State of Palestine


Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh called on the United Kingdom to recognize the State of Palestine, support its full membership in the United Nations and provide aid to Palestinian institutions, during his meeting yesterday Tuesday in Ramallah with the minister British Foreign Office, James Cleverly.

Shtayyeh stressed that “if measures are not taken today, tomorrow will be too late, due to the deterioration of the situation on the ground,” according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

And added: “The United Kingdom bears a moral and historical responsibility towards the Palestinian people and must be a positive actor in the realization of the rights of the Palestinian people and in the search for a political solution which meets their aspirations”.

The Palestinian Prime Minister explained that “faced with this deterioration of the situation on the ground, the two-state solution is fading and is being violated on a daily and systematic basis (by the Zionist occupier), and it will become difficult to put it into practice.” implemented”.

Shtayyeh also stressed that the Zionist entity and Palestine “should not be treated as equals. There is an occupying State, and a State and a people under occupation.”

“We call for a review of British policy and for its discourse to be consistent with its belief in the two-state solution and international law,” he said.

Furthermore, Shtayyeh invited the United Kingdom to call on the Zionist occupier to respect the signed agreements, and to authorize the holding of elections in all Palestinian territories, including El-Quds.

He also called for steps to be taken to implement Security Council resolutions, particularly Resolution 2334, supported by Britain, which stipulates the cessation of all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

For his part, the British Foreign Minister affirmed his country’s “conviction and commitment to the two-state solution and its continued support for the construction of Palestinian institutions,” according to WAFA.

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