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European Union (EU)
24 June 2013
Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton
upon arrival at Foreign Affairs Council, Luxembourg, 24 June 2013
We will also have a broader discussion about the southern neighbourhood, where I'll be able to report back on my visit last week to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and to the Middle East. There will be an opportunity as well to discuss the efforts of Secretary Kerry, which we are supporting fully to try and make some progress on the Middle East Peace Process.
I'm completely supporting John Kerry's efforts. I spoke with him again at the end of last week. I was in the region, as you know, last week and I'm very clear that he's thinking very hard about how to put forward his proposals. He will tell us all about these proposals when he's ready to do so, and I think it's very important that when he comes up with something, we all back him. I was heartened by what I heard in my discussions in Ramallah and in Jerusalem, in the sense that I think it's a really good moment to try and do this. I wish him every possible success and I'll be there with him to help him.