President of Lithuania: EU Does Not Recognize Settlements as Part of Israel

VILNIUS, October 21, 2013 (WAFA) – president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Monday, said, during a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, that the “European Union does not recognize settlements as part of Israel.”

“Such actions by Israel impair the progress of peace talks,” said Grybauskaitė.

President of Lithuania called on Israel to end the expansion of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Both sides must abstain from any moves that are likely to ruin a successful peace process,” said Grybauskaitė.