Foreign Secretary 'very disappointed by settlement activity in East Jerusalem'

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The Foreign Secretary spoke to President Abbas today in advance of his meeting with Secretary Clinton next week.

Speaking after the call the Foreign Secretary said:

“I made clear to President Abbas that I was very disappointed by the settlemet activity in East Jerusalem this week. However I continue to believe that the current talks offer a genuine chance to make progress, and that the priority of all parties should be returning to them as soon as possible.”