Meeting of the donor coordination group for the Palestinian people (Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC)): statements Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 19 March 2013, Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, gave a statement at the European Commission in Brussels following the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC).
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 underpin political efforts to achieve a two-state solution including supporting Palestinian institution building.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the European Commission, in Brussels (2 shots)
||Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, being interviewed
||Soundbite by Espen Barth Eide (in ENGLISH): Hosted by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and chaired by myself, as the Chair of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), we, today, held the spring meeting of 2013 of all the donors of the parties of the conflict and of the relevant internationals organisations. The meeting was highly successful; we had clear messaging on what has to be done. It was quite coherent across the different organisations and donor countries and I believe that there was an understanding of some of the parties that something has to be done in order to see a progress. The good news here is that it is possible to describe what the problem is and how it can be solved. The bad news is that we are still waiting for a broader political horizon.
||Espen Barthe Eide being interviewed