Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday met with an Israeli economic delegation from the Breaking the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock foundation to hold talks on the two-state solution.
In a meeting, Abbas stressed that the Palestinian leadership was working "proactively" towards achieving the two-state solution, which stipulated on establishing a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
On his part, the delegation's head, Shmuel Meitar, pointed out that the "majority of the Israeli people," as well as his foundation's economists, were supporting the two-state solution.
The meeting was attended by the Ziad Abu Amr, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, and a member of Fatah's central committee and the chairman of the Committee to Communicate with the Israeli Society, Muhammad Madani.
Breaking the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock works on promoting the chances of achieving a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis on the basis of the two-state solution. It also aims at emphasising the existence of a Palestinian partner in achieving the two-state solution.