Tuesday, Sept. 17
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Germany urges Israel-Palestinian peace talks

May 19, 2013 12:03 P.M. (Updated: May 20, 2013 6:09 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (AFP) -- Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday his country was prepared to help create conditions for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Guido Westerwelle, on a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, was quoted by a foreign ministry statement as saying "Germany is ready to help create a climate of confidence" that would permit talks to resume.

"The most important thing is that direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians can take place again," said Westerwelle, who met with outgoing premier Salam Fayyad in Ramallah.

The German minister also stressed the importance for a peaceful outcome of economic development in the Palestinian territories.

And he called for an international conference to be held on the civil war in Syria, as has been proposed by Russia and the United States.

A political solution is the "only thing, given the current state of affairs, that can bring stability and peace" and "a democratic outcome in Syria."
Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015