EU Calls for Implementation of Gaza Ceasefire

November 22, 2012, Thursday // 11:51
Bulgaria: EU Calls for Implementation of Gaza Ceasefire
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R). Photo by EPA/BGNES

EU's high officials have welcomed the ceasefire proclaimed in Gaza, saying it was "now crucial" to make sure it was implemented.

In a joint statement, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy have declared that the events of the last days stress the urgent need to move towards a two-state solution allowing both sides to live side-by-side in peace and security.

"It is now crucial to ensure its implementation and to prevent the restart of violence," the statement says.

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement which governs Gaza came into effect Wednesday.


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