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Middle East: Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes agreement on holding new peace talks

19.07.2013 - Press release

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the outcome of his mediation efforts in the Middle East:

I welcome the likely agreement on the commencement of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians achieved through the mediation of the United States. This would be a major step forward and an enormous move by the two parties towards each other.
It would also be a great success for John Kerry’s untiring efforts for the resumption of direct peace talks in the Middle East.

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