Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have recently stressed the importance of finding a fair solution to the Palestinian cause.Al Ray reports that the third meeting of EU ministers and their Arabs counterparts was held in Athens two days ago, where ministers affirmed the EU’s stance on a settlement, calling the Israeli occupation to release Palestinian prisoners.

They focused on issues which bring Arab states and EU countries together in the field of strategic, institutional, political, social and economic cooperation.

Riad al-Maliki, the Palestinian FM who headed the Palestinian delegation, praised the EU’s efforts and assured that the cohesion of Arab-European relations is based on genuine partnership.

In related news, Al Ray further reports that Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi, said before the Third European Union (League of Arab States Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting) that ‘the international community is unable to lift the iniquity against Palestinian people.’

‘The world has to make efforts to end Israeli occupation,’ he said, explaining that it is the last illegal colonial occupation in the 21st century.

The Arab Foreign Ministers expressed their concern at the escalating crisis in the Gaza Strip, which is largely caused by the closure imposed by the occupying power.

They condemned all violent acts against civilians and called for the full implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1860, with full respect of international humanitarian law.