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France says will study Trump’s Mideast peace plan closely
A Palestinian flag flies on the roof of an apartment in the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem. (File photo AP)

France said it welcomed the US President Donald Trump’s latest efforts to strike a peace deal between Israel and Palestine and added that Paris would have to study the proposals closely.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements.

“France welcomes President Trump’s efforts and will study closely the peace program he has presented,” said a statement from the French foreign ministry, which also reiterated France’s desire for a two-state solution on Israel and Palestine.

source: Reuters