Baird Meets with Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas

April 6, 2013 - Ramallah - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, in Ramallah during one of several high-level meetings in the West Bank.

Baird reiterated to President Abbas Canada’s support for the Authority’s efforts to build the institutions and infrastructure necessary for a viable Palestinian state to be established as a result of an agreement negotiated with Israel.

“Canada supports a two-state solution reached through a negotiated agreement between the parties that leads to the establishment of a Palestinian state,” said Baird. “Both deserve to live in peace and security, and with human dignity. To that end, we encourage both sides to take the necessary measures to build confidence for a return to peace talks.”

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