EU Confirms Supporting End of Division

Date : 23/3/2011   Time : 18:53

RAMALLAH, March23, 2011 (WAFA)- The Representative of the European Union, Christian Berger, confirmed on Wednesday the European Union’s stance supporting President Mahmud Abbas’s initiatives to end the Palestinian division and visit Gaza.

This came during a meeting between Berger and  the Deputy Minister of Justice, Khalil Rifai, to prepare for the upcoming meeting of the EU-PA Human Rights, Good Governance and Rule of Law Joint Committee which will be held in Palestine, on March 30-31.

Burger praised the Palestinian Authority’s efforts in order to achieve a partnership with the civil society, especially in the preparation of the Penal Code draft which contains explicit provisions to deal with issues of human rights in Palestine.

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