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French PM: Palestinian state must be created in 2011

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process should not be forgotten even while there is unrest taking place in Arab countries and 2011 must be the year that a Palestinian state is created, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday.
The people of the region "are also concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which must not be forgotten while Arab political transition is taking place," he told the National Assembly in a debate on armed intervention in Libya.
"The peace process must be restarted without delay," he said, adding that "2011 must also be the year of the creation of a Palestinian state."
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