Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel

Peace Process
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice
President of the Commission issued the following statement today:“I welcome the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel. I commend in particular the efforts of Egypt
and all those who engaged in mediating between the parties to secure this ceasefire.
The European Union will continue its efforts to ensure a sustainable solution to the present
situation in the Gaza Strip. This is crucial for ending all violence and enhancing security in the