RAMALLAH, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye discussed on Friday reviving the stalled peace process with Tor Wennesland, the new UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process.
Ishtaye said in a press statement that he held a telephone conversation with Wennesland and expressed the Palestinian side's openness to any political process sponsored by the Quartet on the Middle East.
The Quartet comprises the United States, the United Nations, Russia, and the European Union.
Ishtaye said that he discussed with Wennesland moving a political path based on international legitimacy and international law under the Quartet's auspices and with the participation of various powers in a multi-international framework.
Meanwhile, the prime minister said that he briefed Wennesland on the preparations for holding the general elections in the Palestinian territories starting on May 22 this year.
He called on the UN to exert every possible effort to facilitate holding the Palestinian elections and pressure Israel to allow holding them in East Jerusalem.