UN says it is Committed to Working Toward Palestinian State

RAMALLAH, April 15, 2013, (WAFA) – The United Nations said Monday that it is committed to working with its Palestinian partners and President Mahmoud Abbas toward state-building to achieve independence in spite of the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

A statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, on the resignation of Fayyad said “the United Nations remains committed to working with its Palestinian partners, under the leadership of President Abbas, towards development, state-building and to achieve the long-overdue negotiated two-state solution.”

Serry met Monday with Fayyad “to express on behalf of the United Nations appreciation for his achievements,” said the statement.

“Prime Minister Fayyad has not only been an interlocutor I personally hold in the highest esteem, but also a valuable partner for the international community, including the United Nations,” Serry said.

“The United Nations recognizes that Prime Minister Fayyad had to contend with circumstances that kept constraining the success of the state building agenda he led together with President Abbas and which is now – in the absence of a credible political horizon – at serious risk,” he said.

Source: WAFA News