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12 April 2011
THE EUROPEAN UNION
PR CO 22
3082nd Council meeting
Luxembourg, 12 April 2011
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and
The Council discussed the Middle East peace process, ahead of the forthcoming international meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), to be hosted in Brussels by the High Representative on 13 April.
The High Representative informed the Council that it was not possible to arrange a Quartet meeting this week as more time was needed for consultations. She stressed that the Quartet remained fully committed to helping the parties move forward towards peace and that this effort was now more urgent than ever.
OTHER ITEMS APPROVED
Palestine - Euro-Mediterranean agreement
The Council authorised the signing of an agreement with the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with a view to providing for further liberalisation of agricultural and fisheries products, as well as amending the EU/Palestine Liberation Organization interim association agreement on trade and cooperation for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (
The text of the agreement (
) will be forwarded to the European Parliament for approval with a view to its future conclusion.