Abbas, Bosnian counterpart call for international peace conference

Ramallah, Palestine, (ANTARA New) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Bosnian counterpart Bakir Izetbegovic on Wednesday called for an international peace conference to resolve the Palestine-Israel conflict.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Ramallah at the conclusion of a short state visit by the Bosnian leader to Palestine, President Abbas reiterated the call he made at the UN Security Council in February for holding an international peace conference and a multilateral mechanism to oversee the peace process and negotiations with a goal to achieve the two-state solution.

According to UNA-OIC, Abbas said he briefed his guest on the recent Washington decisions on Jerusalem and the Palestinian refugees, which he said have made the United States “a biased mediator” and therefore “not qualified to sponsor the negotiations,” demanding that the US retract all these decisions.

For his part, Izetbegovic said his government also supports an international peace conference and the two-state solution, stressing that negotiations are the only way to achieve peace and resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to UNA-OIC. He also strongly criticized Israeli settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territory, saying they are detrimental to peace.

Source: ANTARA News