Q – Is France being represented at the conference in Manama? What is your assessment of this American initiative?
A – France is being represented at this conference by the head of its economic affairs department in Manama.
Our position with respect to the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been reaffirmed on numerous occasions and has not changed: We are attached to a framework - the framework of international law -, notably the UN Security Council resolutions; to a method: negotiation; to a goal: two states – Israel and Palestine – living in peace and security within recognized borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of these two states.
We stand ready to support any economic plan in support of the Palestinian authorities, as long it complements the political efforts conducted on the basis of these internationally agreed upon parameters.