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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today in Brussels with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr Riyad Al Malki.
They exchanged views on relations between the EU and the Palestinian Authority and High Representative Mogherini reiterated the EU’s continued support to the Palestinians and to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
High Representative Mogherini stressed the unwavering commitment of the EU to a negotiated two-state solution as the only viable and realistic way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
They also discussed the situation on the ground, in particular the current political and humanitarian situation in Gaza. High Representative Mogherini recalled the EU's firm support to the efforts of the United Nations and Egypt and encouraged the Palestinian Authority to continue to engage towards improving the humanitarian situation of the people in Gaza, preventing renewed escalation and reuniting Gaza and the West Bank under one single and legitimate Palestinian Authority.