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EU urges Arab world to back reviving Mideast peace drive

The European Union used regional talks attended by the Israelis and Palestinians to urge its Arab partners to engage in the Middle East peace process and in political reform.EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana complained that the EU-Mediterranean (Euromed) dialogue, the only forum at which Israel sits down for regular talks with the Arab world, had long been held hostage by the Middle East conflict. “That can and must change,” he said in a speech to Euromed foreign ministers including Israel’s Silvan Shalom and his Palestinian counterpart Nabil Shaath, who on Monday held their first bilateral talks in months here.Full Story

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