- Published on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:50
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, reiterated EU's commitment to the Middle East Peace process and expressed concern over the ailing economy in Palestine.
"We need to make sure that we continue to move forward and recognize the additional challenges that are faced at the moment by PM Fayad and the Palestinian authority in financial terms. I spoke with him on Sunday and we will work together in moving towards New York with the AHLC and the Norwegian Foreign Minister"– Ashton said in her speech before the European Parliament on Monday.
Ashton added that in seeking solution for the current crisis, the EU must also meet the security and economic needs of Israel.
"We need to understand of course too the needs of Israel. Its deep concern for its own security and also its economic needs. We will continue to find a way through that will bring security for both. But it is increasingly urgent in my view".