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Summary: 20 May 2009, Brussels – Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), made the following statement today congratulating Salam FAYYAD, who was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority following his reappointment yesterday:
"I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to Salam FAYYAD on being sworn in today as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority following his reappointment yesterday. I hope and trust that he will be able to continue to make progress in the fields of security and financial management despite the difficult political circumstances. I look forward to continued cooperation and further development of ties between the European Union and the Palestinian Authority."