Reacting to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech yesterday, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle stressed that it was now of key importance to inject momentum into the Middle East peace process, on the basis of Netanyahu’s commitment to a negotiated two-state solution.
The statement he issued in Berlin today (25 May) reads as follows:
“We followed the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech with keen interest and will now analyze it very carefully.
One positive element is without question the commitment to a negotiated two-state solution. It is now of paramount importance, based on that commitment to negotiations and to a peaceful solution involving two states, that is, Israel and Palestine, to inject momentum into the Middle East peace process.
The road to peace in the Middle East requires that both sides show the determination and the courage to enter into negotiations and accept compromises.”