Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Javier Solana hold press conference

الثلاثاء 1428/2/23 هـ الموافق 2007/03/13 م واس
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Riyadh, Mar. 13, SPA -- Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, held here today a joint press conference.
Commencing the conference, Prince Saud welcomed Javier Solana and the accompanying delegation, and said "we held together today a consultation session where we discussed the developments in the Middle East. Javier Solana briefed us on the outcome of the recent EU summit meeting and his tour of the region during which he discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in addition to developments in Iraq and Lebanon as well as the nuclear issue."
Prince Saud also said "I would like to laud the positive attitude of the European Union to express their support for the issues of the region, their efforts to contain the region's crisis and their readiness to support the countries of the region to find peaceful solutions to these problems and achieve security and stability".
"I would like to commend the positive position of EU Summit towards Makkah agreement between Fatah and Hamas Movements and we look forward to translate this position to support and assist the expected Palestinian National Unity Government," Prince Saud added.
Prince Saud hoped that the upcoming ministerial meeting of the international quartet committee would result in practical steps towards reviving the peace process in the region that would respond to the positive developments on the Palestinian arena, pointing out that if there is a tendency to impose conditions in the peace process, it is assumed that these conditions will be balanced between the two conflicting parties taking into account the Israeli arbitrary actions and attitudes towards the peace process.