EU officials, ministers meeting Egyptian president

January 5, 2009 14:00

The EU's foreign policy chief says European monitors that were once at Gaza's border with Egypt would be ready to return to work at the crossing after a cease-fire in Gaza is achieved. Javier Solana, other EU officials and the foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, France and Sweden met Monday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik. The EU delegation is seeking humanitarian aid to Palestinians and wants to work out the conditions for a possible cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU External Relations Commissioner, says the delegation would like to get the hospitals in Gaza working properly but an immediate cease-fire is needed.

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