Middle East peace talks gain Norway’s approval / News / The Foreigner

The Foreigner Middle East peace talks gain Norway’s approval. Norway’s given the US-led initiative inviting Israelis and Palestinians to restart direct peace talks the thumbs-up. “I welcome the news that the US has invited Israel and the Palestinians to resume direct talks,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press release. “Norway urges the parties to respond positively to the US invitation, and to seize this opportunity to make progress in the negotiations. This will put the peace process back on track,” he continues.

israel, palestine, peace, talks, jonas, gahr, stoere, foreign, minister, norway, us, newyork



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

}

Middle East peace talks gain Norway’s approval

Published on Monday, 23rd August, 2010 at 11:00 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 16th December 2010 at 20:51.

Norway’s given the US-led initiative inviting Israelis and Palestinians to restart direct peace talks the thumbs-up.



“I welcome the news that the US has invited Israel and the Palestinians to resume direct talks,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press release.

“Norway urges the parties to respond positively to the US invitation, and to seize this opportunity to make progress in the negotiations. This will put the peace process back on track,” he continues.

The announcement comes after direct negotiations about a two-state solution, as well as ending violence in the region, floundered almost two years ago.

It’s expected the first meeting will take place on 02 September, which Støre believes will be tough.

“The negotiations will be very challenging, but I think both parties have now realized that not engaging in negotiations and dialogue is not a viable alternative,” he says. 

Norway chairs the Ad-hoc Liaison Committee’s (AHLC) donor group, responsible for coordinating the international community’s support towards building Palestinian institutions in the run-up to a two-state solution.

Although the Palestinian Government expects international support to cease by the end of next year, it’s contingent upon Palestine and Israel negotiating an agreement resolving their territorial dispute.

The AHLC’s next meeting is scheduled for 21 September in New York.

“In my meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the past few days, we have discussed the political situation in detail. As chair of the AHLC donor group I will do my utmost to support this process,” says Støre.



Published on Monday, 23rd August, 2010 at 11:00 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 16th December 2010 at 20:51.

This post has the following tags: israel, palestine, peace, talks, jonas, gahr, stoere, foreign, minister, norway, us, newyork.





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!