Morocco's King Mohammed VI received in the royal palace of Marrakesh former Palestinian information minister, Yasser Abed Rabbo, and former Israeli Justice minister, Yossi Beilin, the chief negotiators of the Geneva peace initiative.
In the course of the meeting, Abed Rabbo and Beilin handed the monarch a copy of the initiative signed early December in Switzerland and reviewed the elements of the plan, the reactions it has brought about in Palestine and Israel, and how it was greeted in Arab countries, European capitals and Washington, the royal office said in a release, cited by the official Maghreb Agence Presse.
King Mohammed VI, on his part, renewed his support to the initiative, recalling that Rabat has always backed any step liable to contribute to peace and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.
The King also stressed the importance of the Arab initiative waved by Saudi Prince Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz Al Saoud and adopted by the latest Arab summit convened in Beirut, the release further said.
It is in this global context that the peace initiative must be viewed, King Mohammed VI said, highlighting the innovating aspect of the plan, which is the fruit of Palestinians and Israelis’ efforts alone, MAP said.
Abed Rabbo and Beilin, for their part, reiterated their gratitude to King Mohammed VI for the interest he granted to their efforts and the support he has always brought to the cause of peace in the Middle East region, the agency added.
The meeting was attended by adviser to King Mohammed VI, André Azoulay, and minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohammed Benaissa.
Following the meeting, Yasser Abed Rabbo and Yossi Belin stressed in a statement King Mohammed VI’s support to their initiative, recalling how he sent a message of support to the Geneva conference dedicated to the peace plan. (Albawaba.com)
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