FM Livni: "Any agreement [with the Palestinians] must provide a genuine, comprehensive answer to Israel’s security issues."
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni met last night with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Kouchner. The two ministers discussed the Iranian situation and international efforts to prevent a nuclear Iran.
They also discussed the state of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Minister Kouchner said that he believes progress is being made in the negotiations, but that they must be supported by an improved situation on the ground by means of join projects. Minister Livni answered, "The world, which accepts the call for two states for two peoples living side by side in peace and security must understand that, from Israel’s point of view, any agreement must be fully translated into the establishment of two states for two peoples and must set up a series of security arrangements that provide a genuine, comprehensive answer to Israel’s security issues."