French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for direct dialogue between Israel and Palestine as the only way to find a definitive end to the crisis.
In a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron stressed upon direct talks to find a solution to the decades-old conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.
Macron called for end to the eviction of Palestinian families and destruction of their homes.“Action must be taken to address deep political causes to avoid any possible outbreaks of violence at the future,” Macron told reporters.
Macron reiterated France’s support to help resume the peace process and mobilize the international community to support the political process to reach a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestrina.
“Though it’s a difficult process but a direct dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis is necessary and in the best interest of both the parties,” Macron added.
On his part, Abbas expressed gratitude to Macron for strong support for a lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of two states.
Abbas said that Palestine is ready to work with France to reach peace as well as to put an end to the Israeli occupation.
The meeting came less than a week after US President Joe Biden visited Israel and the West Bank, where he stressed for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
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