Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, visited on Wednesday 19 October, EUPOL COPPS HQ in Ramallah.
At a press conference there he made the following comments related to the improvement of the security situation in the West Bank:
"I am very happy that everybody recognises the efforts by the Palestinian Security Forces to guarantee security in the territories that the Palestinians control. I hear this from the Palestinian people, from the Israeli leaders and today I even read it in the press."
"Everybody seems to agree that when the Palestinians take control over difficult issues like security they do a very good job".
"We are proud if we contribute to that and I hope that we have contributed to that but the important thing is the Palestinians".
In the offices of EUPOL COPPS in Ramallah, HR SOLANA had a bilateral meeting with EUPOL COPPS, Chief Constable (ret.) Paul KERNAGHAN, and Head of EUBAM Mission, Col. Alain FAUGUERAS.