Delegation of the European Union to Albania

The donor co-ordination group for the Palestinian people meets in Brussels on 27 May

Bruxelles, 26/05/2015 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 150526_02
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The annual spring meeting of the donor coordination group for the Palestinian people, theAd Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC),will be held in Brussels on Wednesday 27 May 2015. The meeting is hosted by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and presided by Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his capacity as the Chair of the AHLC.

Since its establishment in 1993, the AHLC has served as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people. The strategic role of the AHLC is to underpin political efforts to achieve a two-state solution by supporting the development of sustainable institutions in preparation for Palestinian statehood.

The forthcoming meeting is expected to review the progress made by the Palestinian Authority in its reform agenda, assess the need for international support, and take stock of the efforts to rebuild Gaza, following up from the international donor conference held in Cairo in October 2014, and in preparation for the ministerial meeting of the AHLC in New York in September.

Media Advisory:

  • 15:00: Start of the meeting. Tour de table and opening remarks by FM Brende available to the press.
  • Images will be available on EbS.
  • 16:00: The first part of HRVP Mogherini's intervention open for press -available on EbS.
  • 18:15: Press point by FM Brende at the end of the meeting. Journalists should be at foyer in front of the Schuman room at 18:00.
  • Journalists not accredited to the EU institutions who wish to cover the press point please register with Alceo.Smerilli@ec.europa.eu. They have to have a valid press card and a letter of recommendation from the editor. It is recommended for all journalists intending to attend to register in advance by sending an email to above addresses.

The contacts:

Maja Kocijancic +32 2 298 65 70 Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu

Nabila Massrali +32 296 9218  Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu

Kristin Enstad, +47 482 688 35, Kristin.Enstad@mfa.no

Lars-Erik Hauge +32 494 535 820 Lars-Erik.hauge@mfa.no

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