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EU ministers to call Hamas to recognise Israel

The EU foreign ministers will jointly call on Hamas to recognise the state of Israel, renounce violence and disarm.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2006 18:31 IST

European Union foreign ministers on Monday will jointly call on Hamas to recognise the state of Israel, renounce violence and disarm, diplomats said.

The EU statement was also to make clear that the EU would keep diplomatic channels open with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is not a member of Hamas, diplomats said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the talks.

First Published: Jan 30, 2006 18:31 IST