Burt welcomes release of Shalit.
LONDON, Oct 18 (KUNA) - British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt
welcomed Tuesday the release of Gilad Shalit.
The Minister responsible for the Middle East expressed the hopes that the
release will see progress on Middle East peace reconciliation.
In a brief statement, Burt said: "I first met with (his father) Noam Shalit
when I was campaigning with other MPs and European MPs for Gilad's release.
"When I saw Noam a few weeks ago in Jerusalem we did not know his son would
be free so soon".
The minister welcomed his release from "this unjustifiable captivity, and
know that this has been a hard agreement for many people, who show great
courage in accepting it".
Burt voiced the hope that this move would lead to more progress on other
issues conducive to Middle East peace and reconciliation.
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|Publication:||Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)|
|Date:||Oct 18, 2011|
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