Middle East: Mogherini reaffirms EU’s firm commitment to two-state solution
July 11, 2016
EU High Representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini reaffirmed the EU’s “firm commitment to the two-state solution and its existing policies, as set out in its successive Council conclusions, and its concern about the growing threats to that solution”, following the release of the Middle East Quartet Report.
“The European Union therefore welcomes the publication of the Middle East Quartet’s report and endorses its recommendations as a contribution to creating the conditions for the two-state solution”, underlined the High Representative in a statement, while expressing the EU’s concern at “the trends on the ground” and calling on the parties to “swiftly engage with the Quartet and other relevant stakeholders and implement the recommendations in full.”
“The EU will continue to work with its Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, along with the Quartet and other stakeholders, in the region and beyond, in order to make progress towards a just and lasting peace based on a two-state solution”, concluded the High Representative. (EU Neighbourhood Info)