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EU appoints permanent envoy in Jerusalem

May 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

Local media have reported that the European Union has decided to appoint a permanent envoy in the occupied city of Jerusalem to push forward the political process between the Palestinians and Israelis.

According to Quds Press, the Hebrew-language media claim that the new EU envoy to the region, Fernando Gentilini, will be based in Jerusalem in order to be able to move easily between Tel Aviv and Ramallah. The objective is to bring the views and political positions of the two sides closer so as to resume peace negotiations. The move is part of the EU’s efforts to intensify peace efforts.

“The appointment of Gentilini shows the determination of the Union to strengthen its role in the framework of the peace process, in an effort to implement the two-state solution to the Palestinian and Israeli peoples,” explained Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security.