Mme Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs, spoke on 13 July to her Palestinian counterpart, Mr Riyad al-Maliki.
The ministers took inventory of the scenario in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories. Given the tensions, the [French] Minister reiterated the necessity to chorus from unilateral measures. She deplored the continued Israeli settlements coverage, which matches in opposition to worldwide legislation and jeopardizes the viability of the two-State answer.
Mme Catherine Colonna reaffirmed that France is totally mobilized, alongside its worldwide companions, for a political perspective to be restored. She mentioned that solely the answer of two States residing facet by facet in safety inside borders acknowledged by the worldwide neighborhood, with each having Jerusalem as their capital, can result in honest, lasting peace within the area.
The Minister welcomed the current launch of European monetary help to the Palestinian inhabitants, which France had performed a completely lively function in securing. She reiterated France’s dedication to supporting the constructing of a future Palestinian State by deepening its bilateral cooperation in each space.