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The London Meeting on Strengthening the Palestinian Authority

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At their meeting in Washington in November, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair agreed to mobilize international support behind a plan to ensure that the Palestinians have the political, economic, and security infrastructure they need to create a viable state.


By Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

December 23, 2004


In line with this plan, the British Government will host an international meeting in early March which will:


  • demonstrate political support for the work of the new Palestinian leadership;
  • help the PA to prepare for disengagement and to implement the Roadmap.


The meeting will be practical, and focused on helping the PA.


The commitments set out at the meeting will be two-way. The new PA leadership will make clear its readiness for disengagement and beyond. The international community will make its own commitments to the PA’s future, set firmly in the context of the Roadmap. The meeting will therefore have clear outputs:


  • commitment by the Palestinian Authority to a strategic work programme covering three key areas: political
  • reform, economic development and security;
  • international support for the PA’s reform strategy as presented to the meeting;
  • follow-up work in the political, and economic and security areas;
  • agreement to hold a pledging conference later in the year;
  • agreement to hold a private sector business event to identify investment opportunities in Gaza and the West Bank.


Structure and participation:


The meeting will be a one-day event in London, chaired by the Prime Minister / Foreign Secretary. It will be held with the full support of the Quartet (US, UN, EU, Russia), whose members will attend, along with the Palestinian Authority, plus Foreign Ministers (or equivalent) from Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Norway and the World Bank. On the EU side, there will be the EU troika plus the EU members of the G8. Israel will not participate in the meeting itself, but will be fully consulted.

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