EU supports new int'l conference to resolve Palestine question

BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) — The EU Foreign Affairs Council welcomed Monday the Joint Communiquأ© on the Middle East peace initiative adopted at the Ministerial meeting in Paris on 3rd June and reiterated its support for a just, sustainable and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Council which met in Luxembourg today issued a statement expressing its determination, alongside other international and regional partners, to bring a concrete and substantial contribution to a global set of incentives for the parties to make peace with a view to an international conference planned to be held before the end of the year. To that end, the Council called on the European Commission and the EU foreign service, EEAS, to present proposals, including on economic incentives, without delay.
“Both parties to the conflict need to demonstrate, through policies and actions, a genuine commitment to a peaceful solution,” it added. (end) nk.ibi