EU agrees Israel-Palestinians statement

The European Union restated its commitment to a two-state solution and said it would closely monitor developments on the ground which undermine that outcomeEU foreign ministers on Monday agreed a statement on the stalled Middle East peace process and Israeli settlements after resolving differences over wording which some felt was too critical of Israel. “We unanimously approved (the statement), it is a good and common basis for our common position and our engagement in the region,” EU external affairs head Federica Mogherini said after a meeting of bloc foreign ministers in Brussels. Both Israel and the Palestinians gave a reserved welcome to the decision by EU foreign ministers.

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