PNC Meeting Postponed, Scheduled to be held before End of 2015

RAMALLAH, September 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Chairman of the Palestine National Council (PNC), Salim al-Za‘noun, announced Monday that the PNC’s conference, which was scheduled to be held mid September, has been officially postponed for a period not exceeding three months.

In a press conference held at the council’s headquarters in Ramallah, chairman of the PNC said the meeting was postponed in response to many written requests made by members of the PLO’s executive committee, which included recommendations and calls to postpone the session.

Al-Za’noun explained that the reasons include needing more time to prepare for the session in order to overcome obstacles that might negatively affect the achievement of the desired results. Another reason is to allow a larger turnout among various political factions in order to take part in shouldering responsibilities within the framework of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) as the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

PNC chairman said all resignations made by members of PLO executive committee would not be considered official and all members would resume their duties up until the next PNC session, where new executive committee elections will be held.