Solana: EU seeking co-op with Arabs on Mideast peace
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Special report: Palestine-Israel Relations

Solana said here Saturday that the EU is keen on promoting cooperation with Arab countries in a bid to support efforts aimed at reaching a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement.

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak (R) meets with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana at the Presidential palace in Cairo Sept. 13, 2008. Solana said Saturday that the EU is keen on promoting cooperation with Arab countries in a bid to support efforts aimed at reaching a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Visiting European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Javier Solana said here Saturday that the EU is keen on promoting cooperation with Arab countries in a bid to support efforts aimed at reaching a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement.

    Solana made the remarks following his talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the current situation in the Meddle East, particularly on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported.

    Describing the meeting as "particular important," Solana said they discussed the latest regional developments, including the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and means to push forward the negotiations.

    Solana voiced his appreciation to Muabark's viewpoint on the current regional situation, saying the meeting is meant to coordinate efforts to help implement the pledges that all parties made at a U.S.-hosted Mideast conference in Annapolis last November.

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders pledged at the Annapolis conference to reach a comprehensive peace deal by the end of 2008.Yet little visible progress has since been achieved.

    Solana, who arrived here Friday evening as part of his Mideast tour, also held talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit.

Editor: Yan
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