Palestine - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (20.02.18)

Q - The president of the Palestinian Authority will brief the Security Council today on the situation and the stalemate in the peace process, on Jerusalem and other issues. What are you expecting from this speech and Mr. Abbas’s likely request for UN recognition of Palestine as a full member of the organization?

A - The president of the Palestinian Authority will address the UN Security Council today.

On this occasion, France will reaffirm its concern at the situation on the ground, reaffirm that there can be no alternative to the solution of two states living side by side in peace and security, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, and will express its willingness to do everything possible to ensure that critical negotiations are finally launched in order to achieve peace.