Middle East: Mogherini reaffirms EU commitment to two states solution

June 23, 2016
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EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday in Brussels. They discussed the need to restore the conditions for a peace perspective between Palestine and Israel.
“The current situation on the ground is extremely dangerous for all – Palestinians, Israelis, for Europeans, for all the international community”, said Mogherini, adding “We want to see settlements expansion to stop, we want to see demolitions to stop, we want to see violence and also incitement to violence to stop. We are trying to work to find a solution and I know you are committed to that.”
The High Representative reaffirmed the EU’s commitment and engagement for the two states solution. “The European Union is very much engaged, in coordination with the international community and with our regional partners and friends, in particular in the framework of the Quartet that is finalising these days a report.”
She stressed that “the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people can count on the European support. We are working day-by-day to ensure that our support is as effective as it can be for all the Palestinians. What counts for us is that the lives of Palestinian people, be that in West Bank, in Gaza, elsewhere, gets better.” (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Council conclusions on Middle East Peace Process (20-06-2016)
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Palestine
The European Union and the Palestinians – Facebook page

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  • Palestine *