President voices concern about fragile Middle East situation
Israel/Palestinian Territories – Meeting between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and Mr Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 21 July 2016
The French President had a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority.
Mr Abbas extended his condolences and expressed his support to France in response to the “unspeakable, abominable” crime in Nice.
The Head of State expressed his concern about the fragility of the situation in the Middle East and the escalation in violence. With the Quartet’s latest report showing that the two-state solution is threatened by continued settlement activity, creating a political way forward is a matter of urgency.
The French President confirmed France’s commitment to continuing the process created by the Paris ministerial meeting of 3 June and its approach vis-à-vis the next stages, which should lead to the holding of an international conference.
France will spare no effort to galvanize the international community into restarting the peace process./.