French, Spanish FMs: Europe plays a vital role in ME

October 11, 2010 14:24

In response to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's comments that Europe solve its own conflicts before giving Israel advice, Foreign Ministers Bernard Kouchner of France and Miguel Angel Moratinos said Europe plays a vital role in the Middle East.

"If we had no influence, maybe our friend Lieberman would have not reacted in such a way," said Moratinos as quoted in an AFP report.

The Spanish and French foreign ministers met Monday morning in Jerusalem with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and expressed optimism toward bringing both sides back to the negotiating table for peace talks.

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