Clinton reiterates U.S. commitment to two-state solution in Mideast

RABAT. November 3. KAZINFORM The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reiterated on Monday the United States' commitment to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, state news agency MAP quoted her as saying.

Clinton made the remarks before attending a meeting with Morocco's minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Taib Fassi Fihri, on the sidelines of the 6th meeting of the Forum for the Future, being held in Marrakech, about 300 km south of Rabat.

She said that Israel could still do more to restrain building settlements in Palestinian areas and to improve "movement and access" for Palestinians.

"The Obama administration's position on settlements is clear, unequivocal and it has not changed. As the president has said on many occasions, the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements," Clinton said.

Co-organized by Morocco and Italy, this year's chair of the G8,the two-day meeting will allow participants to discuss various issues of common interest to the region. It aims to promote progress in key areas, including economy, education, governance, human development, democracy and women empowerment.

The forum received delegations from the G8 countries and 20 other states from the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA)region, in addition to the European Commission and the Arab League. This is the second time Morocco hosts the forum,  Kazinform refers to Xinhua.

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