Bulgaria Supports Bid To Establish Israeli-Palestinian Consensus

Diplomacy | October 25, 2012, Thursday // 16:15|  views

Bulgaria is in favor of the establishment of consensus between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, it was made clear during Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas said that talks with Israel can resume after the Palestinian Augthority gains non-member status in the United Nations, adding that becoming a non-member in the UN is not an alternative to the peace process and negotiations.

"Going to the UN is not an alternative to the negotiations," he said, according to WAFA. "We are ready to return to negotiations immediately after we return from the UN.

Abbas said 10 Palestinian delegations and the UN mission are working on the resolution that will be submitted to the UN in November.

He said the resolution will state that the borders of the Palestinian Authority will be the 1967 lines and that it will call for return to negotiations from the point where they stopped, adding that the talks with Israel will focus on the permanent status issues.

Answering a question about whether or not his country will support the Palestinian UN bid, Plevneliev said he has not yet seen the resolution, but that once it is ready it will be discussed among European Union member states to take a common position regarding it.

He said his country hopes negotiations with Israel will resume as soon as possible and that they will be based on international resolutions.

Plevneliev noted that Bulgaria is eager to deepen its economic ties with the Palestinian Authority.

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Tags: Rosen Plevneliev, Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, Israel, consensus, UN


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