Hamdallah: Gaza priority for PA
Published Thursday 30/01/2014 (updated) 31/01/2014 18:33
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Strip is a priority to the Palestinian Authority government, interim Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said during a meeting with a senior Middle East Quartet official.
After a meeting with Tony Blair in Ramallah, Hamdallah said: "The Gaza Strip is a priority to us. The government is providing the needed support to our people there."
Hamdallah said the Quartet was helping to implement a natural gas project in Gaza, in addition to a sea water desalination project.
Additionally, Blair and Hamdallah discussed recent economic and political updates in the West Bank.
Hamdallah stressed to Blair the importance of funding projects in Area C -- those under full Israeli military control -- in order to empower the PA.
He also asked Blair to support Palestine's tourism sector.
Blair briefed Hamdallah on the Quartet's economic projects to be implemented throughout the coming three months.