(ITAR-TASS) The Council of the European Union will hold an urgent meeting over Lebanon at the level of foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.
The Council's press service said that the foreign ministers would discuss a role that the European Union could play in settlement of the conflict in Lebanon, reports Trend.
They are expected to pass a joint statement urging for an immediate ceasefire.
The foreign ministers will also discuss the preparation of talks on apolitical settlement of the conflict and the creation of international peacekeeping forces.
EU Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Bonita Ferrero-Waldner and Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja of Finland, the EU president, will present their vision of the situation in Lebanon after trips to this country following an international conference on Lebanese settlement that was held in Rome on July 26, reports Trend.
EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana is preparing proposals for broad-format settlement talks.
There is no information yet to suggest whom the EU would want to see among participants of the talks.
Many European observers are of the opinion that the EU is ready to invite to the talks Syria that many see as having influence on Hezbollah leaders.
After Israel's bombing the Lebanese village of Qana, in which about 60 civilians died, Ferrero-Waldner, Solana and Tuomioja demanded from all sides in the conflict an immediately stop the hostilities.
Many states urged Israel on Tuesday to suspend combat for two days.
The foreign ministers will also discuss in Brussels the matter of the humanitarian aid to Lebanon.
The European Commission declared last week issuing 50 million euros in aid for people who suffered from hostilities in Lebanon.