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Department of Political Affairs (DPA)
28 September 2009
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS, B. LYNN PASCOE
Concerning the Middle East, he said the Quartet had talked extensively about the status of the peace process. United States Special Envoy George Mitchell had given a briefing. Also important had been the many meetings to coordinate where the international community was headed on the most critical regional issues.
“What emerged from all of these discussions was a very strong feeling that we needed to be moving this process forward together,” he said, highlighting the sense of urgency applied to both the things that were going well, such as developments on the West Bank, as well as those that were not, like access in Gaza.
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