On Thursday, the Palestinian Authority foreign minister urged Brazil to play a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Since US President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem’s status, the PA has been actively seeking to oust Washington from its major role in the peace process.
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki Photo Credit: Flash 90
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes in Ramallah on Thursday and urged the South American nation to play a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
According to the PA’s official news site Wafa, al-Malki discussed with Nunes the “multilateral international peacemaking mechanism” that PA President Mahmoud Abbas proposed while addressing the United Nations Security Council last month. Nunes told the PA official that Brazil intends to strengthen its ties with Ramallah and take part in any international effort aimed at ending the conflict.
Following the meeting, Nunes sat down with Abbas. The Palestinian leader reportedly thanked Nunes for his country’s support for the Palestinians. During the meeting, Nunes reiterated Brazil’s commitment to the peace process and a two-state solution.
The PA has been actively seeking to oust Washington from its major role in the peace process since US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to Ramallah, the declaration itself proves that the American administration is biased toward Israel and therefore can no longer be considered an honest broker in the peace process.