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Foreign Minister urges Palestine donor help. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and FM Jonas Gahr Støre met, yesterday, to further diplomatic ties and improve conditions in the country. The Foreign Minister warns of what might happen in Palestine if the government has to make cutbacks because of declining tax incomes, he says, “If salaries are cut, we are concerned that the security situation in the West Bank may deteriorate during the autumn. “I also urge all donors and in particular the Palestinians’ neighbours and Arab countries to show generosity and solidarity in this time before Ramadan,” he continued.

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Foreign Minister urges Palestine donor help

Published on Tuesday, 19th July, 2011 at 11:58 under the news category, by John Price   .

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and FM Jonas Gahr Støre met, yesterday, to further diplomatic ties and improve conditions in the country.

President Abbas and FM Støre
President Abbas and FM Støre
Photo: Marta B. Haga, Utenriksdepartementet


The Foreign Minister warns of what might happen in Palestine if the government has to make cutbacks because of declining tax incomes, he says, “If salaries are cut, we are concerned that the security situation in the West Bank may deteriorate during the autumn.

“I also urge all donors and in particular the Palestinians’ neighbours and Arab countries to show generosity and solidarity in this time before Ramadan,” he continued.

Palestine has received they have received $150m in donations so this year, $43m has been Norwegian’s contribution.

FM Støre also called upon Israel to cooperate with Palestine to improve the conditions of both countries.

“I urge Israel to work systematically to improve the conditions for Palestinian value creation and to lift the current blockade of Gaza,” he adds at a press conference.

At the same time he has not expressed support towards making Palestine an independent nation, trusting the UN’s move whichever it decides at its vote in September.

“Norway believes it is perfectly legitimate for the Palestinian president to turn to the United Nations with such proposals,”

President Abbas announced Palestine is still committed to negotiate a peace plan with Israel, however.

Both Norway and Palestine also formalised an agreement to upgrade their relationship up toward a more positive level at yesterday’s meeting. The deal will allow a Palestinian representative Palestinian representative to have a rank of ambassador in Norway, and will be called “The Palestinian Mission” instead of “The Palestinian General Delegation”.

“This reflects the progress towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that we have seen under the leadership of President Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad,” said Foreign Minister Støre.



Published on Tuesday, 19th July, 2011 at 11:58 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: jonasgahrstoere, mahmoudabbas, palestinianembassyoslo.





  
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