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General Affairs and External Relations Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Bernard Kouchner and Tony Blair

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Tony Blair, Official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, was in Brussels on 22 July 2008 to share ideas with the EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs for an economic revival for the Palestinians in the Gaza area and the West Bank. He told journalists that getting an agreement on the Palestinian State before the end of 2008 was obviously a big challenge but that they were determined to try. He added that what is important is that they get the changes that are needed on the ground, meaning to relieve the pressure on ordinary Palestinians and to give Israel the security that it requires. Bernard Kouchner expressed the EU's support for Tony Blair's efforts. He said he hoped that this would be translated into a very big implication of the EU in the peace process alongside the United States, and mostly side by side with the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Type: Press conference - summary   Reference: I-058324   Date: 22/07/2008   Duration: 03:22
Personalities:   Blair, Tony |   Kouchner, Bernard  
Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Council - General Affairs and External Relations | Israel | Palestine | Peace process
© European Communities, 2008   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Catherine Vandezande
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