The Geneva Agreement has demonstrated that Palestinians and Israelis are capable of finding mutually acceptable solutions of difficult problems and can look for a reasonable alternative to confrontation, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Alexander Yakovenko said.
"Moscow believes that the presentation of the Geneva Agreement will help overcome the present deadlock in the Palestinian-Israeli settlement," he said. The diplomat expressed hope that this agreement would help in restoring mutual trust and moving on to reaching a historic compromise between Palestinians and Israelis. As a result of such a compromise, both states - Israel aid Palestine - could coexist in peace and security, Yakovenko noted.
Unofficial representatives of Israel and Palestine conducted on December 1 in Geneva a presentation of the symbolic plan of a peaceful settlement in the Middle East. The main initiators of the agreement were Yossi Beilin, a representative of Israeli left-wing opposition, and Palestinian ex-minister Yasir Abd Rabo.
According to their settlement plan, Palestinians are to receive practically the whole of the territory occupied by Israel in 1967, including the eastern part of Jerusalem.
A letter in support for the Geneva Agreement has been signed by 58 former presidents and political leaders in various countries.