Brussels, 16 December 2006

Javier Solana
EU High Representative for the CFSP,
expresses his support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Javier Solana, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), expressed today his support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:

"I wish to reiterate my support for President Abbas and his efforts to overcome the current political crisis for the benefit of all Palestinians. Palestinian people are undergoing very difficult times. Violence in the streets must stop. I call on all Palestinians to exercise restraint and to calm the situation down."


Spokesperson of the Secretary General, High Representative for CFSP
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Document symbol: S358/06
Document Type: Press Release, Statement
Document Sources: European Council, European Union (EU)
Subject: Self-government area/developments, Situation in the OPT including Jerusalem
Publication Date: 18/12/2006