Since its establishment in 1993 the AHLC
has served as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people.
On the margins of the AHLC
meeting, Ashton and Fayyad will sign the Duty
The first AHLC
meeting hosted by the EU High Representative in Brussels in April 2011, welcomed the assessment that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had crossed the threshold for a functioning state in key sectors and that Palestinian institutions compared favorably with those in established states, said the statement.
The restrictions imposed by the government of Israel continue to be the most significant impediment to economic growth," the World Bank said in a report released ahead of Wednesday's AHLC
is due to meet in New York on September 23.
Richard Williams, director of AHLC
, said: "It takes between 10 and 15 years from the time people realise they have a hearing loss to actually doing something about it.
The consensus conclusion by the AHLC
a few days ago here described what has been accomplished as a "remarkable international success story" and confirmed the readiness of the Palestinian people and their institutions for the immediate independence of the State of Palestine.
Coordinating structures such as the AHLC
have been supplemented by more informal working groups set up in the field by NGOs and contracting firms involved in disbursing aid at the local level.
He added that the ministerial meeting of the AHLC
will be held in New York in September.
The development potential of Area C is critical to the viability of the Palestinian State an imperative acknowledged by a growing number of actors, including the Palestinian Government, UN, EU, AHLC
and the Quartet.
I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to the Kingdom of Norway for responding positively to our request for the commencement of this conference in its capacity as the chair of the AHLC
Ragnhild Imerslund, the spokesman for the Norwegian foreign minister and head of the AHLC
, said that, contrary to Ayalon's statement, the meeting ended well, and that Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store "regrets Mr.