Halonen wants new initiative on Mideast peace

Halonen wants new initiative on Mideast peace


Finnish President Tarja Halonen on Sept. 5 set out an agenda for stronger European Union efforts to end the Middle East conflict and said Israeli and Palestinian women should be encouraged to work for peace in the region. Halonen, whose country is current president of the 25-nation EU, told the European Parliament that Europe must “take the initiative in promoting efforts towards a comprehensive peace plan” in the Middle East. She said all parties concerned must commit themselves to a model invo...


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