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Arab League meets on Palestinian statehood application for UN

08-04-2011 11:31 BJT

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Representatives of the Arab League have met in Doha to organize the details of the Palestinian Authority's application to the United Nations. It is seeking official recognition of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The meeting comes as the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah continues to face pressure from the US and EU to abandon its statehood plan and resume talks with Israel. The Palestinian Authority's application will take 1967 as its context. Participants in Wednesday's meeting said the key to achieving Palestinian statehood is to urge all UN member countries to back the proposal.

Nabil el Araby, Arab League Secretary General, said, "Seeking the support of the United Nations is the only legislative way to address the issue of the Palestinian State."

Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, Qatar Minister of State for Int’l Cooperation, said, "We hope that all peace-making countries who seek justice and democracy and to assist people to reach freedom and gain their rights, also support the Palestinians to have their independent state with Jerusalem as capital. This step will contribute to peace, security and stability in the Middle East."


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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