India supports formation of Unity Government in Palestine

New Delhi, June 4, 2014

India has expressed its support for the formation of the Unity Government of Fatah and Hamas, led by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on June 2, saying it was in keeping with its stance of supporting the reconciliation efforts between the West Bank and Gaza, key to a sustainable Palestinian State. 
"At the same time, India has noted the commitment of the Unity Government to the obligations assumed by Palestine in the peace process with Israel," the offficial spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Syed Akbaruddin, said in response to media queries on the latest development.
"It is hoped that the dialogue between the two sides can be resumed at the earliest in a pragmatic and constructive spirit, towards a mutually acceptable political solution," he said.
"India has consistently supported a peaceful and negotiated solution between Palestine and Israel, resulting in a sovereign, independent, viable and united State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side and at peace with Israel, within secured and recognised borders," the spokesperson added.

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