The Palestinian leadership has already promoted to international parties the French plan to hold a multilateral conference on the conflict, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told French envoy Pierre Vimont in Ramallah on Tuesday.
Abbas added that the Palestinians are also talking with international parties about the ways to achieve a two state solution on the basis of the Arab Peace initiative of 2002.
Vimont presented the French plan to Palestinian officials, who welcomed the idea of holding an international conference for peace, but said they were not optimistic because Israel is opposed to it.
Abbas, who received Vimont in his office, praised France’s role and continued support for the peace process, according to a PA official.
The official said Abbas informed the French envoy that the PA leadership “fully supported” the idea of holding an international conference and that it was prepared to fully cooperate with France to pave the way for convening an international parley.
Vimont also briefed Abbas on the outcome of his talks with Israeli government officials on Monday and with other international parties about the proposed conference.