Dr. Ashrawi and Irish Representative Jonathan Conlon

Ashrawi welcomes to Palestine Irish representative, Jonathan Conlon

PNN/ Ramallah/

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with Irish Representative Jonathan Conlon at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah and welcomed him to Palestine.

Both parties reviewed Palestinian-Irish relations at length, and Dr. Ashrawi expressed her appreciation to Ireland for its continued backing of Palestine at the United Nations and its ongoing support of Palestinian self-determination and human rights.  In that context, she urged the Irish government to recognize Palestine in the immediate future.

Dr. Ashrawi provided an assessment of the alarming and worsening conditions on the ground and Israel’s persistent violations of international law and conventions.

Dr. Ashrawi and Mr. Conlon also discussed matters related to the latest global and European developments and the role of Ireland in the EU.