EU Moghrini Stresses Need to Bring Peace Process Back on Track

MUNICH/GERMANY, February 8, 2015 (WAFA) – The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, stressed the need to find ways to bring the Middle East peace process back on track.

“Now, in a region that is more turbulent than ever, it is all the more important to find ways to bring the Middle East back on track of Peace Process,” said Moghrini at the 51st Munich Security Conference on February 7, 2015.

“We know that we need to build a new international consensus to get this conflict to a solution: EU, US, Russia, UN are the important pillars of this effort – we all bring different and complementary strengths to the table.”

She said that having ways to bring the peace process back on track, will have an impact not only on the parties [of the conflict], but on the region and the wider world.

“Our deep political and economic partnership with Israel, and our role as the foremost donor to the Palestinian Authority and UNWRA give us a key position in reinvigorating the peace talks,” she stated.

Mogharini said that she has invited the Quartet Principals to meet, to discuss the situation in the region and to underline the importance of the parties resuming negotiations as soon as possible.

“The Quartet should prepare for a resumption of the peace process, including regular and direct outreach to Arab states. The Arab Peace Initiative with its vision for a comprehensive settlement for the Arab-Israeli conflict remains for us a key basis on a new initiative could draw.”

“The protracted deadlock shows that we also need a collective rethink of our overall approach to the conflict,” said the EU official.