18.06.2011 16.Siwan, 5771 Schlach Lechah
Abbas calls on EU to recognize Palestinian state
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets Palestinian PM, president after Lieberman tells her, 'Abbas does not want an agreement, but rather confrontation with Israel.'
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas called upon European Union nations on Friday to recognize a Palestinian state, according to an AFP report.
According to the report, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said Abbas had held a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, during which he "affirmed that the Palestinian position was to resume the peace process" with Israel and expected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resume negotiations and stop settlement construction, especially in Jerusalem….