BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Elders group says it warmly welcomes Palestinian efforts to seek support for statehood by the UN and believes such a move is capable of changing the dynamics in the peace process.
In a statement Tuesday, the group of world leaders said they wrote to the foreign ministers of the 27 member states of the EU urging them to adopt a strong common position on the initiative.
Such a move would be in line with European Council conclusions of December 2009 which called for a two-state solution with Israel and Palestine living site by side in peace, the Elders statement pointed out.
“We urge the EU to assume its responsibilities on a subject of vital importance for the Middle East and for the EU’s future relations with its’ neighbours,” said Mary Robinson, former Irish President.
“This move has added importance in light of the dramatic changes underway in much of the Arab world, in favour of dignity, democracy and freedom,” Robinson added.
( www.maannews.net /13.09.2011)