UN Mideast Coordinator welcomes Cairo meeting of Palestinian factions


The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, welcomed today the recent meeting of the Palestinian national factions under the auspices of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

In a press statement, Wennsland said the meeting “marks an important advancement towards the holding of elections and Palestinian national unity. I acknowledge the leadership demonstrated by Egypt in helping to advance this step forward.”

The UN official also praised the statement of the League of Arab States which expressed support for the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, which followed the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

He concluded, “The UN will continue to support the Palestinian people as well as preparations towards the holding of elections.”

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