Austria Chancellor Nehammer on the Phone with Palestinian President Abbas

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: November 6, 2023; 21:46 ♦ (Vindobona)

In a telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer expressed his concern about the current tensions in the Middle East. The conversation was made particularly urgent by the current hostage-taking of innocent civilians by Hamas, an organization classified as a terrorist group by the EU, including an Austrian citizen.

Austria has traditionally maintained relatively good relations with Palestine. For example, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in 2019. / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Peter Lechner/HBF

Nehammer, who considers the release of the hostages to be essential, emphasized Austria's constant diplomatic and political efforts. He thanked Abbas for his efforts to secure the release of the hostages and discussed the importance of a sustainable political solution for the region, particularly about a two-state solution, as…