Visit of Catherine Ashton to Ramallah: 19/06/2013
Ramallah - Residence of the Prime Minister | Ramallah - Mukataa
On 20 June 2013, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, went to Ramallah where she notably met with Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, and Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian Prime Minister. The country was the third leg of a four-day visit to the Middle East.
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||Exterior view of Mukataa in Ramallah
||National Guard outside the Mukataa
||Arrival of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and welcomed by Saeb Erekat, former Head of the Negotiations of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (2 shots)
||Round table with Catherine Ashton and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President (3 shots)
||Exterior view of the residence of the Prime Minister
||Arrival of Catherine Ashton and handshake with Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Cutaway of press
||Round table with Catherine Ashton and Rami Hamdallah (2 shots)
||Cutaway of press
||Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): It is a great pleasure to meet with you and to be here, and to have the opportunity to talk with you about the current situation, to talk about the importance that the EU attaches to continuing to offer you their economic support that is so necessary, and to of course continue in our efforts to support the peace process; two states solution and to reaffirm our commitment too in that context. It has been my privilege to work with your predecessor and I am very much looking forward to working with you, and, as I said, I wish you every possible success (2 shots)
||Handshake between Catherine Ashton and Rami Hamdallah