|Support for the Peace Process|
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
The representative of the French Presidency of the European Union, the Charge d’Affaires A.I. of the Embassy of France in Israel, Marc Finaud, expressed today (December 26) to Dr. Alon Liel, Director-General of the Foreign Ministry, the European Union’s support for President Clinton’s commitment to the peace process, noting that his proposals to Israel and the Palestinian Authority present a true opportunity for peace.
The representative of the European Union emphasized Europe’s willingness to assist in realizing the success of the efforts for peace, and to contribute to its development.
Communicated by the Office of the Foreign Minister:
Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami spoke yesterday (December 25) with the Foreign Ministers of France, the Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and Jordan, as well as with the Prime Minister of Sweden, the Secretary General of the United Nations and the European Union’s External Relations Commissioner.
The Foreign Minister briefed his colleagues regarding recent developments in the talks in Washington. Ben-Ami said that "This is the time for decisions and the government of Israel is seriously considering the ideas currently on the agenda."
The Foreign Minister’s colleagues expressed their appreciation for Israel’s determination and efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and promised to do all in their power to provide assistance.