Foreign Minister Maas on US-President Trump’s proposal for Middle East Peace Process:
The long‑announced US proposal is now on the table. We will carefully examine the proposal and assume that all partners will do likewise.
Only a negotiated two‑state solution that is acceptable to both parties can lead to a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It is on this basis that any idea aiming to inject new momentum into the Middle East Peace Process, which has been stalled for too long, is to be welcomed.
The US proposal raises questions that we will now discuss with our partners in the EU. This includes questions concerning the involvement of the conflict parties in any negotiation process and how the proposal relates to internationally agreed parameters and legal positions.