UN Secretary General António Guterres spoke positively about the new plan to create an “Israeli-Palestinian confederation”; at a meeting with the authors of the plan, reports The Jerusalem Post.
“The Secretary General received Yossi Beilin and Hiba Husseini, who presented him with their report on the Holy Land Confederation process. He thanked them for their useful contribution to trying to find a lasting solution to the conflict,” Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said after the meeting.
It is noted that Guterres, who is a supporter of the two-state solution, reaffirmed his position at the meeting.
According to Yossi Beilin, the former Minister of Justice of Israel, the meeting with Guterres lasted 40 minutes. Beilin noted that the head of the UN told them that the plan could possibly help revitalize the peace process.
In addition, the authors of the plan met with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. According to Beilin, she did not approve of the confederation plan.