EU Foreign Policy Chief to Visit Region

JERUSALEM, June 18, 2013 (WAFA) – European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is scheduled to start Sunday a five-day visit to the Middle East that will take her to Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, a statement by the EU office in Jerusalem said Tuesday.

Ashton will start her visit on Sunday in Jordan and is expected to be in Israel and Palestine on Wednesday and Thursday.

She will hold talks with President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah on Wednesday after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem.

She will also visit Gaza on Thursday where she will meet UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi.

Source: WAFA News