Joseph Muscat meets Quartet

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat attended a briefing on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at the Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair.

The Prime Minister was invited by Quartet Representative Mr. Tony Blair to visit the Quartet office and attend for a briefing by his top team.

The briefing, which was delivered by top officials of the Quartet, focused on the Palestinian Economic Initiative, which is an ambitious three year plan, designed to effect rapid and positive change in the Palestinian economy. Key enablers of the Palestine economic initiative are permits and licenses, institutional governance, bilateral agreements and movement of goods and people.

The initiative aims to unlock the economic potential of the Palestinian private sector through a mixture of private sector investments, donor development assistance, Israeli measures necessary for implementation and expanded Palestinian Authority capacity.

The briefing explained on how weak economic conditions threaten the prospects for peace and stability. Nonetheless, economic progress alone could not serve as a substitute for political progress in Palestine-Israeli peacemaking.

Reaffirming Malta's position for a two state solution, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that Malta is committed to help out in the peace process between Israel and Palestine and ensure further stability in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

During the briefing, a policy advisor of the Quartet presented a snapshot on the tourism sector in Palestine.  A marketing strategy to make Palestine accessible to tourists is being planned which is based on an integrated concept linking Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by his delegation which included Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. George W. Vella, Tourism Minister Karmenu Vella and Member of Parliament Charles Buhagiar.

The Quartet was established in 2002 and is made of up of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.  The Quartet Representative Tony Blair was appointed in June 2007.

The Prime Minister and his delegation are expected to arrive back in Malta this morning.

 

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Xmun Buzullotti

- Sat 19-Oct-2013, 16:22

Lil PRAVDA - Dejjem tisa' taqra lehen is-sewwa li johrog mill-media ta' tal-Pieta', mhux hekk? Xejn xejn tidhaq xi dahqa bil-buzullotti li jghid Busuttil. Sewwa hija.

Carmel Grech

- Fri 18-Oct-2013, 17:59

@ Pravda - Ħadt mhu qiegħed jisfurzak tarha ħabib.
Minflok, tista tara l-istazzjon tal-Cartoons, in-Net TV jew tisma l-101 bl-istess ingredjenti!

james

- Fri 18-Oct-2013, 14:20

What is wrong in reading what the PM - whoever s/he is, is being briefed on?

Jekk sirt tiddardar, do not read it any longer!

Very simple!

Or best, let everyone know what you wish to read.

Verita

- Fri 18-Oct-2013, 13:27

PRAVDA, jekk ir-rapporti tal-maltsatar qed idardruk, taf x'ghandek taghmel, taqrahomx, kompli aqra l-gideb li jkun hemm fuq il-media tal-partit tieghek. Qrajtha l-gibda ricenti dawr Silio Schemrbi? Ara l-inewsmalta u ara x'tip rapporti qed jaghmlu tal-PN. Dawn ir-rapporti ma dardrukx?

Pravda

- Fri 18-Oct-2013, 10:51

Il-vera niddarda sirt nara l-Maltastar.

Il-Pravda ta zmien il-USSR

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