|HAMAS & FATAH AGREEMENT: BECKETT'S RESPONSE (08/02/07)|
Statement from the Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett in response to the signing of an agreement between Hamas and Fatah on Thursday evening;
'We welcome the ongoing efforts to end the violence and promote intra-Palestinian reconciliation.
'We particularly welcome the efforts by Saudi Arabia and King Abdullah to try and achieve this.
'Tonight's news from Mecca is an interesting and important development.
'We will need to study these proposals carefully and discuss them with our European and other partners.'