Slovakia fully supports the efforts of the United States and the European Union to renew the peace talks between Israel and Palestine, said Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda on Friday, October 15, as reported by the TASR newswire.
At a joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman in Bratislava, Dzurinda also presented Slovakia's stance to the moratorium on the construction of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.
"It is the aim that matters and the means should never be made more important than the aim. The aim is to reach a solution which would be sustainable and which would bring peace to the region. If freezing of the construction leads to peace and this aim, let's freeze it, but it is the quartet that is fulfilling the role of facilitator who knows best what measures should be taken at the given moment," said Dzurinda, adding that Slovakia should not interfere into the process when it already lies on the shoulders of the EU and the US.
"Slovakia fully supports the efforts of the United States, but also of the whole quartet – to reach the aim that I've mentioned. We'll never make the mistake that we'd overnight make partial comments to some or other preferences of some or other side concerning some or other issue. We would make a great mistake," said Dzurinda.
"Slovakia would be very happy if the dialogue between Israel and Palestine bore fruit. Our stance is clear on this," he told TASR.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Oct 2010 at 14:00