EU's Ashton 'warmly' welcomes resumption of peace talks

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton on Friday warmly welcomed an agreement in principle on a resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, praising the "courage" of both sides.


"I warmly welcome today's announcement on the Middle East peace process," Ashton said in a statement. "Their demonstration of leadership gives me great hope that we may finally see progress towards the objectives which they share along with their friends and allies around the world: peace, security and dignity for their peoples." (AFP)