Poland supports peaceful solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Poland supports peaceful solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Poland supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which would result in the emergence of an independent, democratic and sovereign state of Palestine, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday.

Czaputowicz, addressing a joint press conference following Warsaw talks with Riad Al-Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian National Authority, said that sides agreed that achieving stable peace is impossible without working out political frameworks for an overall solution which would be acceptable to both sides of the conflict.

Minister Riad Al-Malki said Palestine is implementing UN resolutions and adheres to all provisions aimed at ending Israel's occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. "We are in favour of the existence of independent, side-by-side, Palestinian and Israeli states," said the minister.

Minister Czaputowicz stressed that Palestine is among Poland's important partners in the Middle East, a country with which Poland has rationally good relations. He added he has assured his interlocutor of Poland's readiness to continue its development aid for Palestine as unfortunately Palestine continues to require humanitarian and development aid.

Minister Al-Malki thanked Poland for its support and the "observance of international law, observance of UN Security Council resolutions. We are happy with the fact that Poland faithfully and openly defends these values."

Minister Czaputowicz also took the opportunity to announce that the effects of work by international working teams envisaged during the Warsaw Middle East security conference will be summed up during the first half of next year.