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The European Commission has proposed that Israel and the Palestinian Authority establish a common office for transport issues.

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani made the offer Tuesday to Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz in Jerusalem, Haaretz has learned.

Mofaz welcomed the initiative.

Tajani, who is responsible for transport in the commission, also met Tuesday with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai, and visited the Palestinian Authority.

He is to deliver the keynote speech at at the annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference in Herzliya.