Last quote by Javier Solana
Javier Solana quotes
I think that everybody in Israel and Palestine will have to be aware of the difficulties of the moment. To maintain the calm will be the most beneficial for everybody.
We have to use all means to help those people. The United Nations charter opens some avenues if things cannot be resolved in order to get humanitarian aid to arrive.
First, the election had a very high turnout, which proves that there is a tremendous interest among the people of Serbia to produce a democratic outcome. The second thing we hope is that there will be a sentiment of getting closer to the European Union. We are ready. We have very good relations with Serbia and we would like very much to see Serbia close to the European Union.
I have to admit that after five hours of meetings, I expected more and therefore I am disapointed.
The withheld taxes have to be given to the legal government of the Palestinians today. The second thing that cannot wait is to do something rapidly on access and movement among the Palestinians, in particular in the West Bank. And the third thing that cannot wait is to begin thinking very carefully about political process. The political horizon is very interesting but we have to make the horizon come back to the present as soon as possible.
It would be very difficult to move forward politically if the situation internally among the Palestinians has not a good level and security is not guaranteed, that's clear.
What we have reached so far is the opening of a channel of communication which we didn't have before with the president because for a long period of time we have been without contacts and I wouldn't say that this is the finalisation of a process, this is the beginning of a process.
And I want to remember at this point with all my heart the many people who have been fighting for the independence and sovereignty of Lebanon.
We are, as you know, cooperating very strongly with UNIFIL, the forces of the European Union. We are satisfied. I have been talking this morning with General Pellegrini. I think that the application of the UN resolution has been carried out in the correct fashion from the UNIFIL point of view.
We think the road map is still the best instrument we have, and what we have to do is to implement it. The problem now is not the road map the problem now is the road map has never been implemented.
We have made progress, and we want to continue that line. For that purpose we are going to meet again next week, and I want to say as I said before the meeting has been worth it.
I don't know if, at the end, we'll have a positive outcome.
Nothing can justify' the attack on civilians. British foreign secretary Margeret Beckett has called the strike 'appalling.
Those who have the possibility or influence to stop the violence (should) do so and do it immediately.
We want to forge a new relationship based on mutual respect and confidence.
We must find not only a way of living together but to think of the future in a compatible and coordinated manner. The world is difficult, there is a lot at stake.
I think the position now is what we have said, and what the secretary has said again, which is to have the decision, to call for an extra-ordinary meeting in Vienna of the (IAEA) agency, and then to refer the dossier to the Security Council.
It's very difficult that parties that do not condemn violence, parties that still have in their constitution the disappearance of the state of Israel, without changing those positions should be partners in the future.
We have a few common problems, problems that go from political development, economic development and also fundamental control, which is mutual. We are talking about security, we have to talk about terrorism and cooperation in that field which is fundamental.
I have my doubts about some of the manners in which the election has taken place but in any case I want to wait and see the actions more than the words.
Let me tell you very clearly: nothing, nothing will be accepted by us which is not in the terms of the Paris agreement.
They agreed to implement as rapid (sic) as possible the reform of the constitution and the reform of electoral law.
This is a problem which is difficult but it has to be solved by the means of law and politics, not by any other means.
We think at this very moment of sadness we have to do all the efforts to render the best homage to Chairman Arafat by trying to continue working in making a reality the dream of the two States… a Palestinian State to which the EU has contributed, contributes and will continue to contribute with all the energy.