Transcript of EU-US Ministerial Meeting press conference in Washington on 2 June 2005
Date of release : 02-06-2005
Policy area : General Affairs and External Relations
Event : EU-USA Ministerial Troika meeting
CONDOLEEZA RICE, Secretary of State of the United States
JEAN ASSELBORN, President of the Council of the European Union and Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration
JAVIER SOLANA, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and High Representative for the CFSP
BENITA FERRERO-WALDNER, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy
Today we have talked about the spread of freedom and democracy, particularly in the Middle East. We have discussed the situation in Lebanon and the need to support the Lebanese people as they move forward from Sunday's elections.
We've reaffirmed our commitment to the quartet process to implement the road map in order to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Middle East was in the center of our discussions. In particular, we exchanged also views on the recent developments in Lebanon that is on the ongoing legislative elections and on the state of implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559, which must be full and complete.