Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 April / corr. Trend R. Hafizglu, E. Huseyinov/ The withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from the Arabian territories may be a chance to establish peace and stability in the Near East, said Mahmud Abbas, the head of Palestine National Administration.
"The withdrawal of armed forces is an historical step in order to establish peace and security not only in the Near East, but all over the world," Abbas said while making speech before the staff of Moscow State University of International Relations on 17 April.
According to Abbas, now there is an unprecedented opportunity to establish peace and this chance cannot be missed. "The commitments to reach an agreement on a fair and peaceful solution advanced in the Arab summits as an Arab peace initiative reflect the common will of all the Arab population. It includes commitments by all 57 Arabic and Muslim countries to sign a peace agreement with Israel and to regulate relations with Israel on condition that it withdraws its armed forces from Palestine, Syria and Lebanon occupied in June 1967", said Abbas and added that the withdrawal of forces will enable the establishment of a Palestinian government with a capital city in East Jerusalem and to address the problems of refugees in a fair manner.
"Our people are striving to establish peace in the region which will provide opportunities to insure security, welfare and stability for all and for Israelites as well. It will bring independence, freedom and prosperity to the Palestinians," Abbas said.
The head of the Palestine National Administration was conferred honorary doctor of Moscow State University of International Relations on 17 April. Mahmud Abbas arrived in Moscow to discuss the situation in Palestinian territories and Near East with Russian President Vladimir Putin. They will meet on 18 April.