Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Salam FAYYAD, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority:
- arrival and roundtable
- extracts from the press point
Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 18/03/2013 First transmission: 18/03/2013
arrival and roundtable
- extracts from the press point
President Martin SCHULZ met today with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam FAYYAD. FAYYAD has came to Brussels in order to participate in the annual spring meeting of the donor coordination group for the Palestinian people
This meeting, hosted by EU VP/HR Catherine Ashton, is chaired by Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide. Since its establishment in 1993 the AHLC has served as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people. The strategic role of the AHLC is to strengthen political efforts to achieve a two-state solution including supporting Palestinian institution building.
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||Exterior of the European Parliament, Brussels
||Arrival , greetings President Martin SCHULZ , Palestinian Prime Minister Salam FAYYAD. (2 shots)
||Hand shake, EP President Martin SCHULZ , Palestinian Prime Minister Salam FAYYAD.
||Signing of guests book by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam FAYYAD.
||Round table of meeting (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin SCHULZ, EP President," We reiterated once more the clear line of the EP to support the Palestinian people, to support a two state solution , which is without any alternative, to support the country in developing the economy."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin SCHULZ, EP President," We agreed to continue in our close cooperation on an economic level, access to the European markets remains to be very important item for the Palestinian people and the Government of Mr Fayyad. We discussed the water situation in the West Bank, the water provide for citizens remains to be core element of problem tensions and therefore also core element for the fight for solutions. Peaceful ones , respecting the right of everybody with decent life, this is more than ever linked to access to elementary basis of life, this is water."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Martin SCHULZ, EP President," Prime Minister Fayyad, you can count on our cooperation especially because we know here in the EP that on e of the guaranty for a peaceful development in the region is always your commitment to stabilize Palestine oin the basis of peaceful cooperation."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Salam FAYYAD, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, "Conflict has been going on for way too long and requires a resolution. Certainly this will not surprise anyone that what i heard from Mr Schulz was on our discussion and what you just said. Deep commitment on the part of the European Union, all its institutions, foremost the EU Parliament, ion the realisation of the two state solution which means working and continue to work hard on making it possible for that other state, a fully sovereign state of Palestine, to emerge in the territory occupied in 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital, this is our goal."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Salam FAYYAD, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority," The state that we want to have is one that that is going to be democratic and founded o n the basis , on the strong foundation of principles and values , that are consistent with universal high values, of justice, non discrimination and progressive orientation that allows for the recognition of the rights completely on the part of all. That's what we are looking for."
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Salam FAYYAD, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, " issues that I relates as human condition in the occupied Palestinian territory for us Palestinians including lack of access to key resources like water in the West bank and Gaza as well where the situation is terrible, there, less than 10% of the water available in Gaza is suitable for human consumption. We thank the EU actually for having table this a s a product of the Euromed initiative that major desalinisation project for Gaza in the amount of overall cost of 500 million."