Mr Al-Malki said: “I am grateful to the UNRWA Commissioner-General for his willingness and readiness to carry out this explanatory note that will deal with many issues related to the privileges and immunities of UNRWA staff members.
“I am glad to sign this agreement as it will support UNRWA’s work and our work in the PA, as well as it will work on clarifying the relationship and work between UNRWA and the PA.”
Mr Grandi said: “Thank you to the PA and to all who prepared this document. This is a reaffirmation of the 1996 agreement with the PA about UNRWA’s privileges and immunities as a UN agency and also an engagement to respect the limits of these immunities. There is a procedure to clarify any issues that might occur during the year. I am very keen to continue carrying out the Agency’s important work for Palestine refugees with the generous support and cooperation of the PA.”