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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) at a media conference with PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem November 7, 2014.(Photo by: REUTERS)
EU's Mogherini congratulates Netanyahu on formation of government
By JPOST.COM STAFF
05/08/2015
Mogherini emphasized the importance of re-opening the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks with the goal of creating an independent Palestinian state.
Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, released a statement congratulating Prime Minister Netanyahu following Thursday's formation of the coalition following the March 17th national elections.

"The European Union will continue to work together with Israel on a mutually beneficial bilateral relationship as well as on important regional and global issues of joint interest," she said in the statement.

Mogherini emphasized the importance of re-opening the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks with the goal of creating an independent Palestinian state.

"The Israeli people and the Palestinian people deserve not only a future, but also a present of peace after too much suffering," she said. "I am ready to personally engage in order to facilitate further progress and look forward to working with the new government."

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