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6. 1. 2009 16:28

EU troika delegation met King Abdullah II of Jordan

EU troika delegation headed by the Czech presidency met King Abdullah II of Jordan on 6 January in Amman at the final leg of its mission to the Middle East.

President of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg informed the King about the talks the delegation had held during the previous two days in the capitals of the region. The Minister stated the need for using the UN mechanism for reaching the cessation of hostilities and the necessity of a ceasefire. The EU representatives and the King agreed on the analysis of the situation and, among other things, on the need of the involvement of the US administration. Reacting to the information of Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner on the EU humanitarian efforts, King Abdullah expressed a strong interest in cooperating with the EU in order to provide for the humanitarian needs of the Gaza population, combining resources, experience and means of both EU and Jordan.

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