EU to appeal for Gaza peace in Middle East trip

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January 2, 2009 13:31

An EU delegation will travel to the Middle East on Sunday to appeal for an end to fighting in Gaza. The Czech Foreign Ministry said Friday the high-level delegation plans to visit Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan during the three-day trip. The group will include EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and foreign ministers from France, Sweden and the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic currently holds the rotating six-month presidency of the 27-nation bloc. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is set to travel to the Middle East separately next week.


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