Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh (right) meets with Norway’s Middle East Envoy John Hansen Bauer (WAFA Image)
Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh met here on Wednesday with a senior Norwegian diplomat over preparations for the upcoming Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting.
Shtayyeh’s meeting with Norwegian Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process John Hansen Bauer was attended by Norway’s Representative to Palestine Torunn Viste.
During the meeting, the prime minister reviewed the already difficult financial situation of the Palestinian government due to the ongoing deductions from the Palestinian tax revenues by Israel and reaching the limit of bank borrowing.
He stressed the importance of donor aid to eliminate the budget deficit, enable the government to fulfill its financial obligations and support development projects in Palestine as he reiterated his call for the international community to pressurize Israel into abiding by the agreements signed with the Palestinian side.
The meeting discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian political arena, in addition to preparations for the upcoming Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting, scheduled to take place this month.