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EU’s foreign affairs chief ‘welcomes Palestinian’willigness to engage in the resumption of meaningful negotiations’

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EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has welcomed the Palestinians’’willingness to engage in the resumption of meaningful negotiations,’’ at a meeting in Brussels this week with Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riad Al-Maliki.

He reiterated the EU’s ‘’readiness to work with both parties, the actors in the region and all international partners to revive a political process, in line with international law, which ensures equal rights and which is acceptable to both parties,’’ the EU’s external service said in a statement.

During the meeting they exchanged views on relations between the European Union and the Palestinian Authority. Borrell reiterated the EU’s continued support to Palestinian state building.

The EU top diplomat also stressed the EU’s continued commitment to a negotiated two-state solution.

They also discussed the situation on the ground, in particular the US peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was rejected by the Palestinians, as well as the prospect of elections, the current political and humanitarian situation in Gaza and the ‘’need to further advance the intra-Palestinian reconciliation process.’’

 

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