PLO calls on Palestinian Central Council to hold meeting in October

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/10/8 8:31:49

The Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday officially called on the Palestinian Central Council to convene in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 26.

The PLO Central Council is the mini-parliament of the PLO, whose parliament in exile is called the Palestinian National Council (PNC).

The official call of the PLO executive committee was made during a meeting chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the city.

"The Central Council will convene on October 26 to implement the resolutions of the National and Central Councils, the mechanisms and the timetables," an official statement said at the end of the meeting.

The PLO Central Council is the second highest PLO establishment. It convened earlier on January to respond to US President Donald Trump's decision, which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 6.

At the end of January meeting, the council decided to suspend the Palestinian recognition of Israel until the latter recognizes the state of Palestine on 1967 borders and also annuls its decision of annexing East Jerusalem and stops settlement.

The council also renewed its decision made in March 2015 to stop security coordination with Israel in all its forms and to break the relationship of economic dependence that was enshrined in the Paris Economic Agreement.

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