British Official says Peace Top Priority for his Government

JERUSALEM, August 7, 2013 (WAFA) – A senior British official said Wednesday that US-led peace efforts in the Middle East are a top priority for his government.

Simon Gass, director general for political affairs in the British foreign office, said after a two-day visit to the West Bank and Jerusalem that “peace in the Middle East remains a top priority for the British Government.”

He reiterated the UK’s strong support for US efforts on the Middle East peace process.

“The need for peace is both urgent and pressing,” he said, adding that the UK “will continue to do all that we can to ensure that talks are successful.”

During his visit, Gass met President Mahmoud Abbas at his office in Ramallah to discuss progress in the Middle East Peace Process. He also met Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and PLO members Saeb Erekat, Hanan Ashrawi and Yasser Abed Rabbo.

source : WAFA NEWS