Arab peace plan could resolve Middle East crisis: MukherjeeJune 12th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The peace plan put forward by the Arab leaders could be a “pragmatic and reasonable” solution for the Middle East tangle, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Wednesday. The minister pointed out that India continues to extend “full support” to the Palestinian people in realizing their aspirations for a “sovereign, independent, viable, and united state” that could peacefully co-exist with the state of Israel.
“The pragmatic and reasonable Arab Peace Plan, which incorporates the collective wisdom of the Arab leadership, provides a valid basis to address the issue of Palestine,” Mukherjee said.
“At the same time, it also balances Israel’s need for security with the just and legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for statehood.”