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Source: European Union (EU)
11 February 2005



Brussels, 11 February 2005
S056/05
Javier SOLANA,

EU High Representative for the CFSP,

spoke to Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel


Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), spoke yesterday to Israel's Prime Minister Sharon to warmly congratulate him on the outcome of the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit.

The High Representative confirmed the European Union's full support for Prime Minister Sharon in his efforts to engage in dialogue with the Palestinian Authority. Expectations are high and opportunities to make a difference are now existing.

The High Representative encouraged Israel's Prime Minister to maintain his efforts to work together with President Mahmoud Abbas and to implement their respective commitments made in Egypt on 8 February.

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This statement is attributable to Cristina Gallach, spokeswoman of Javier Solana.


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FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
Cristina Gallach - Spokesperson of the Secretary General, High Representative for CFSP
 +32 (0)2 285 6467 / 8239 / 6217 / 5150 / 5151  +32 (0)2 285 5694
internet: http://ue.eu.int/solana
e-mail: presse.cabinet@consilium.eu.int

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