Obama calls Netanyahu, Abbas on resumption of peace talks
US President Barack Obama called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Washington: US President Barack Obama called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on this week`s resumption of the final status negotiation of the peace talks, the White House said.
"The President reaffirmed that the United States stands ready to support the parties in achieving a just and lasting peace based on the two state solutions, and will continue to work closely with the Palestinian Authority to achieve this goal," a statement released by the White House has said.
"The President underscored that while the parties have much work to do in the days and months ahead, the United States will support them fully in their efforts to achieve peace," it added
Obama commended both Netanyahu and Abbas for their leadership and courage in resuming final status negotiations with Israel, it added.
"The two leaders agreed to continue the close coordination between the United States and Israel on this and other regional issues," the statement said.