European People's Party meets with Euro-Med MPs in Dead Sea

10 February, 12:55

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, FEBRUARY 10 - The Group of the European People's Party (EPP) at the European Parliament held a meeting at the Dead Sea to discuss the Syrian crisis and challenges facing the region, including the peace process, organizers said today. Participant in the gathering including MPs from the Euro-Med countries, whereby participants also discussed means to resolve the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

    The gathering is organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and is being held in a bid to boost the Euro-Mediterranean network, coordinate its activities and expand cooperation between the north and the south.

    Large part of discussion focused on the Syrian crisis and the humanitarian aid provided hundreds of thousands of refugees in Jordan and other parts of the region.

    EPP President Joseph Daul expressed his appreciation of Jordan's efforts to help the Syrian refugees.

    The European People's Party was officially founded in 1976, but the EPP Group has existed in one form or another since June 1953 in the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community, the Parliament's predecessor. The EPP is the largest political organisation in Europe with over 70 member parties from 40 countries.

    Jordan Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh stressed the importance of arriving at a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, on the basis of the two-state solution with East Jerusalem as its capital.(ANSAmed).

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