Palestinian FM, Czech counterpart discuss promotion of bilateral relations

Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad alMalki discussed with his Czech counterpart Tomas Petricek the promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries in the sectors of health, education, energy and development projects.

During a meeting in Prague, Malki affirmed the continuity of periodic political consultations between Palestine and the Czech Republic. He also stressed Palestine's expectations that Prague would play an important role as President of the Visegrad Group (V4) an alliance of four eastern and central European states (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) in committing to European unanimity and the enforcement of international law regarding the Palestinian issue.

Malki briefed his Czech counterpart on the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Palestinian Authority's efforts to face to the US unilateral peace plan, known as the 'deal of the century' and the failure of the USled Bahrain workshop.

Both sides affirmed the need to respect international references in order to solve the IsraelPalestinian conflict, and the importance of the unity of the European Union's position and the commitment of Member States to its decisions and recommendations, particularly with regard to the status of the occupied city of Jerusalem and the implementation of the vision of a twostate solution.

Foreign Minister Malki arrived in the Czech Republic on Monday at the invitation of his Czech counterpart Petricek.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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