In a press release by the Belgian European Union Presidency, the statement
6. The European Council emphasizes the crucial
need to re-launch the Middle East peace process without any pre-conditions.
Resolutions 242 and 338 must remain the foundation for a political settlement,
based on the establishment of a Palestinian State and the right of Israel
to live in peace and security. Such a settlement is necessarily conditional
upon the cessation of violence and recognition of the principle of two
States. The Presidency of the European Council is instructed, together
with the High Representative and the Commission, to visit the countries
directly concerned to determine the means by which the Union can foster
the re-launch of such a process. The Union will attach special importance
to reviving economic activity and investment in Palestinian territory.
7. The European Union will increase its efforts
in other regions of the world to promote a fair international system based
on security, prosperity, democracy and development. Law must be restored
to areas of lawlessness. A return to stability in the Balkans remains one
of the European Union's clear priorities.