PA: Ready to sit for negotiations with whomever can form gov't

Top PA official: "Whoever will be able to form a government, we are ready to sit with him or her in order to restart the negotiations."

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Riyad Al-Maliki
Riyad Al-Maliki
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The Palestinian Authority is prepared to engage in dialogue with any future Israeli leader, the PA's so-called "Foreign Minister" Riyad al-Maliki said Wednesday in Oslo, the day after general elections in Israel ended in deadlock.

"Whoever will be able to form a government, we are ready to sit with him or her in order to restart the negotiations," al-Maliki told reporters after the elections ended in a tie between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz.

Al-Maliki also on Wednesday reiterated the Palestinian Authority's insistence on a "two-state solution."

He is accompanying PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on a two-day visit to Oslo.

Their trip comes ahead of a meeting next week in New York of the "Ad Hoc Liaison Committee" of donors to the PA, headed by Norway.



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