French FM: Paris opposes unilateral decisions

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 17, 2006 14:36

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Wednesday said France opposed "unilateral decisions" regarding the future borders between Israel and the Palestinian areas. Douste-Blazy will meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during his trip to discuss efforts to revive the Middle East peace process. Speaking at the French Consulate in Jerusalem, Douste-Blazy reiterated the French position against Israeli unilateral action, instead urging negotiations between Olmert and Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Unilateral activity could strengthen Palestinian extremists, he warned.


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