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

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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
region.”