Fischer says Gaza pull-out must be a success

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14 July 2005, TEL AVIV/RAMALLAH - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and his Palestinian counterpart Nassar al-Kidwa stressed their common interest in a peaceful withdrawal of Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip during talks in Ramallah Thursday.

14 July 2005

TEL AVIV/RAMALLAH - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and his Palestinian counterpart Nassar al-Kidwa stressed their common interest in a peaceful withdrawal of Israeli settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip during talks in Ramallah Thursday.

The pull-out must be a success, al-Kidwa said, and he thanked the E.U. and Germany for their engagement in the autonomous Palestinian Territories.

The 'two-state solution' laid out in the road map to peace between Israel and the Palestinians must be adhered to, Fischer said. The solution ultimately envisages two peacefully co-existing states, Israel and Palestine.

Fischer was scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at noon on Thursday before flying back to Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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