Palestinian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Taghrid Senouar and Zimbabwe National Assembly Speaker, Advocate Jacob Mudenda have concurred that parliamentary diplomacy can be employed to bring an end to the Palestine and Israel conflict.

Palestine’s top envoy to Zimbabwe, who was accompanied by a Counselor from the Embassy, Mr Salim Siam, paid a courtesy call on Advocate Mudenda at his Parliament offices.

Discussions centred around the two-state solution which has for decades been the primary focus of efforts to achieve peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I believe that a negotiated two-state solution is still possible and embassies and parliamentary diplomacy can be employed to bring about a lasting solution to the crisis that has dragged on for more than 70 years,” said Advocate Mudenda.

Despite setbacks and frustrations as well as limited progress in the negotiating process, Ambassador Taghrid said the Palestinian leadership is totally committed to a peaceful resolution.

The framework of the solution is set out in UN resolutions on the “peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine,” which was set out in 1974.

Since then, there have been many diplomatic efforts to realise a two state solution but until now the crisis has not yet been resolved.