Turkey says 'welcomed' with EU summit results

European Council meeting was held on December 11-12.

Turkey says 'welcomed' with EU summit results

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Turkey welcomed the understanding of consensus reached on issues such as the completion of the ratification process of Lisbon Treaty by the end of 2009 and importance of the continuation of the Middle East Peace Process, during the European Council meeting held on December 11-12.

Releasing an information note, the ministry said that the European Council convened at the end of the French Presidency of EU, in a period of significant developments in the globe and in Europe.

The note said that Turkey attached importance to the decisions adopted during such summit.

"We welcome the understanding of consensus reached during the European Council regarding the completion of the ratification process of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of 2009. This is also important for the robust continuation of the enlargement process," the ministry said.

The ministry also said Turkey found it important that the Heads of States endorsed a declaration emphasizing that the Middle East Peace Process would continue to be an issue of priority in 2009.

"Turkey, as well known, supports the efforts to find a fair and long-lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of the vision of two-states living side by side within secure and recognized borders. Turkey's initiatives regarding the Syria-Israel indirect peace talks that have been re-launched after an 8-year-break in May 2008 will continue," the ministry added.

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