U.N. Secretary General welcomes Israel’s suspension of plans to annex parts of the West Bank

China News Agency United Nations on August 13, UN Secretary General Guterres issued a statement through a spokesman on August 13, welcoming the joint statement issued by US President trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and crown prince Muhammad of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates to suspend Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank. < / P > < p > in April this year, Israel announced that it would start to promote the plan of “implementing sovereignty” over Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley and the West Bank from July 1, involving land area accounting for about 30% of the West Bank. This plan has been widely opposed by the United Nations, the European Union and Arab countries. According to the statement, Guterres has always called on Israel to stop annexation. In his view, annexation would effectively close the door to the resumption of negotiations and destroy the prospects for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state and the implementation of a two-state solution. < p > < p > Guterres welcomed the agreement reached by the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, hoping that it will create an opportunity for the leaders of Israel and Palestine to achieve a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements and resume meaningful negotiations. The

statement said novel coronavirus pneumonia and severe threats to the Middle East are facing the threat of peace. Guterres will continue to work with all parties to create more possibilities for dialogue, peace and stability. < / P > < p > it is reported that the statement of the United States, Israel and Algeria also announced that the UAE will fully normalize its relations with Israel. At present, in the Middle East, Israel has only established diplomatic relations with Egypt and Jordan. < p > < p > Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement that he “strongly rejected and condemned” the agreement, saying it was a “violation of the Palestinian people”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised speech that Israel will not change its plan to implement sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, but only “suspend” the implementation at present.