BELGRADE – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated Wednesday he invited his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic to join international efforts aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


At a joint press conference held after a meeting with Nikolic, Abbas thanked Serbia for supporting the rights of Palestinian people, and especially for voting in favor of Palestine becoming a non-member UN state at the UNGA voting.

He also said he briefed President Nikolic on international, Arab and French efforts to adopt a draft resolution which would end colonization of the Palestinian territories and set a deadline for the independence of the Palestinian state, with borders from 1967.

Abbas also stated he and his counterpart discussed situation in the region, developments in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

Pointing to the historical friendly relations between Palestine and Serbia, Abbas voiced hope the two countries will foster cooperation in all fields and on the international scene.

The Palestinian president also stressed the importance of the association of Palestinian people in Serbia in terms of strengthening the ties between the two countries, and backed the efforts they make to provide education for Palestinians in Serbia.