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Friday, September 10, 2010
Moratinos said he would travel to the Middle East to promote peace process
"Brussels, 10 sep (EFE) .- Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, said today he will travel to the Middle East in a few weeks in international efforts to promote the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.
Moratinos, in a statement to reach an informal meeting of Foreign ministers of the EU, said the trip will "most likely" after the UN General Assembly, which begins on the 14th in New York.
The minister said that at its last meeting with his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, agrees on the need to travel to the area, while the Italian owner, Franco Frattini, has launched the initiative for a visit to Gaza.
"This visit is pending and will carry out to accompany U.S. efforts (mediation), but also that they are defending European interests" in the area, the official said Spanish Foreign.
Moratinos explained that the UN General Assembly will have the opportunity to meet with key players in the region...
He added that regular contact with U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with Washington's special envoy for the Middle East, George Mitchell, and with Israeli and Palestinian leaders"