Abbas addresses Fatah congress, saying wants to "make peace true"

RAMALLAH, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed on Wednesday the Fatah Party congress, expecting to "make peace true."

Abbas said in a speech aired on the official "PalestineTV" that he believes in a just and comprehensive peace, adding "we are looking forward to make it true."

The speech was delivered at the underway Fatah Party congress held in the West Bank city of Ramallah for five days.

"We will not retreat from the basic Palestinian constants and we will maintain it with all our might until these constants come true," said Abbas, adding "we are still watching our steps."

On Tuesday, the 1,400-member congress re-elected Abbas as the chairman of the party.

Re-electing Abbas as a chairman was overwhelming, and it was made right, said Salim Zanoun, the Central Committee member, while addressing the opening of the congress on Tuesday.

He said "we meet to write a new chapter through out the procession of our pioneer movement. We are meeting today with all those who were involved in the battle of defending the Palestinian revolution."

Zanoun went on saying that the Palestinians made Oslo agreement "and we are determined to carry on until we establish our independent state and end the occupation."

[ Editor: meng ]
 

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