The Office of the European Union Representative
(West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell on the death of Saeb Erekat

Brussels, 10/11/2020 - 12:36, UNIQUE ID: 201110_33
Statements by the HR/VP

It is with great sadness that I learned that Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, passed away today.
 
His passing away represents a great loss for the Palestinian people and for the Middle East Peace Process. During his life Saeb Erekat tirelessly sought to fulfil the legitimate aspirations of his people. As a key participant to the negotiations for the Oslo Accords, he always advocated a just and lasting negotiated two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
He personally contributed to developing close relations between the EU and Palestine. I am grateful to him for his contribution in this regard.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and to the people of Palestine.