GUL - LIVNI MEETING

Anatolian Times, Turkey
May 30 2006

ANKARA - Turkish and Israeli parties expressed their satisfaction as
regards the meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime
Minister Abdullah Gul and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign
Minister Tzipi Livni.

Sources told the A.A on Monday that the meeting focused on the
bilateral relations, Israeli-Arab dispute and regional issues.

Gul informed Livni on Turkey's EU membership process, Cyprus and
the Armenian issue. Livni also extended Israel's support to Turkey's
EU bid.

The parties agreed to increase the trade volume between the two
countries up to 5 billion USD.

The issue of aid to Palestinian people was also high on agenda,
however, parties failed to draw a frame suggested by Turkey.

Hamas' delegations visit to Ankara in February was not taken up during
the meeting, executives said.