Head of the Civil Affairs Authority Hussein al-Sheikh meeting with EU Mideast Envoy Sven Koopmans in Ramallah (WAFA Image)
Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – EU’s Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Sven Koopmans met here on Wednesday with Palestinian officials and discussed the latest political developments.
Koopmans met separately with Foreign Minister Riyad Malki and Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Civil Affairs Authority, who briefed the European envoy on the latest political developments in Palestine.
Malki urged Koopmans to help reactivate the work of the International Quartet on the Middle East Peace Process and to developing Palestinian-EU relations to the level of strategic dialogue in all fields. He also urged the EU envoy to talk directly with the representatives of the Palestinian people when discussing the Palestinian cause.
For his part, Al-Sheikh reviewed the latest political developments in Palestine and the region, and the necessity of an EU initiative to revive the political process in order to reach a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Koopmans said the EU wants to be involved in the peace process, reiterating its support for the Palestinian people and institutions. He stressed that he will do his best to revive the work of the Quartet, which includes, in addition to the EU, the United States, Russia, and the United Nations.