Statement by Benita Ferrero-Waldner on the situation in Honduras
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 30/09/2009
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, was asked about the conflict in Honduras, during the press conference presenting the Communication of the Commission "The EU and Latin America: Global players in partnership" aimed to renew the policy designed to strengthen the EU/Latin America Strategic Partnership.
She said that the most important now was to try to get a solution. She added that for that a dialogue and a political solution are needed and what President Óscar Arias has done would be a good basis to find a solution. Benita Ferrero-Waldner also remarked that it would be very useful if the Ambassadors were reinstated there, and if the government of Honduras could have a more constructive attitude.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General view of the press conference
||Soundbite by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in FRENCH): now we have to try to find a solution; for that I've always say that a dialogue and a political solution are needed; and what President Óscar Arias has done would be a good basis in order to find a solution; we spoke about that in New York, all together, and we try to support the OAS for finding a solution; there are different possibilities, either a mission of the OAS there, either the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, this is not yet decided; I think that the importance is to have a political agreement for being able to find a solution to this difficulty.
||Soundbite by Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in SPANISH): of course, it would be very useful if the Ambassadors would be reinstated there, and that the Government of Honduras could have a more constructive attitude; I also think that this initiative would be good to start this political dialogue I spoke about before.
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