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गृहपृष्ठInternationalWashington to re-open diplomatic channels of communication with Palestine, says U.S. envoy

Washington to re-open diplomatic channels of communication with Palestine, says U.S. envoy


UNITED NATIONS – Washington will “re-open diplomatic channels of communication” with Palestine that has been cut off under the previous Donald Trump administration, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council on Thursday.

“Since January, our diplomatic engagement has been guided by the premise that sustainable progress toward peace must be based on active consultations with both sides,” Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council video-conference briefing on the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

“To that end, our administration will take steps to re-open diplomatic channels of communication that were halted during the last administration,” the envoy added. “Our engagements all have the same aim: to build support for a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Thomas-Greenfield, while expressing her country’s “continued support for Israel,” noted that the United States wishes to “see both Israelis and Palestinians take steps toward a two-state solution.” On the two-state solution, the U.S. ambassador said, “under President Biden’s leadership, the United States has recommitted to the vision of a mutually agreed two-state solution, one in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state.”

“We believe this vision is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state, while upholding the Palestinian people’s legitimate aspirations for a state of their own and to live with dignity and security,” she said.Thomas-Greenfield noted that Biden is restoring U.S. assistance programs that support economic development and humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people.





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