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Source: European Union (EU)
10 January 2005

Javier Solana,
EU High Representative for the CFSP,
welcomes the results of the Palestinian elections

Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), met with President elect Mahmud ABBAS in Ramallah today. He congratulated him on the election:

"I wish to warmly congratulate Mahmud Abbas on his election as new Palestinian President, as well as the Palestinian people, for whom these elections represent a historic day.

The new President is a partner for Israel and for the international community.

A new opportunity now exists for peace. This will require a deep engagement of the Palestinian leadership, but also of Israel.

The Roadmap continues to be the main guideline to reach peace, through the creation of a viable Palestinian state.

The European Union will continue to grant its support to this process towards peace and stability."

Spokesperson of the Secretary General, High Representative for CFSP
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