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Italy reaffirms support for Palestinians

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Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) Italian has confirmed Italy's support for the Palestinian people and their social and economic well-being, especially that of the poorest, the has said.

During talks in with meeting with Abbas on Monday, also reaffirmed Italy's commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel, a statement said.

"It is opportune for both sides to maintain a constructive" approach in order to rapidly resumed stalled peace negotiations," the statement said.

"In this regard, the underlined the moral imperative for a concrete response to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip," it said.

Abbas thanked "for its unwavering political and financial support and its security and cultural cooperation," the statement concluded.

Abbas earlier on Monday met Italy's Sergio Mattarella, Pope and of state during his visit.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 02:08 IST
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