Written Answers - Middle East Peace Process.

Michael Noonan

Ceist:

163 Mr. Noonan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the role the EU's GAERC has taken in the Middle East peace process since the Israeli General Election. [6540/03]

The Israeli General election took place on 28 January. The General Affairs and External Relations Council most recently considered the Middle East Peace process at its meeting on 24 February. The discussion was attended by the President of the Arab League, Foreign Minister Hammoud of Lebanon, and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Mr. Amr Moussa. In the conclusions of the Council, Ministers reaffirmed the importance of invigorating the peace process as well as their support for early implementation of the roadmap endorsed by the Quartet.