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Security Council
4578th Meeting (PM)
SC/7457
18 July 2002


 
SECURITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS JOINT STATEMENT BY QUARTET

ENGAGED IN FACILITATION OF MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS

In Presidential Statement, Council Also Acknowledges
Involvement of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia in Quartet Deliberations
 
 
The Security Council today expressed support for the Joint Statement of the “Quartet” of international bodies -- United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union -- engaged in the Middle East peace process.  That statement was issued in New York on 16 July by the Secretary-General, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Secretary of State of the United States, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the High Representative for the European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the European Commissioner for External Affairs.
 
In a statement read out by its President, Jeremy Greenstock (United Kingdom), the Council also called on Israel, the Palestinian Authority and all States in the region to cooperate with efforts to achieve the goals set out in the Joint Statement.  It stressed the importance of, and the need to achieve, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, based on all its relevant resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, and the principle of land for peace.
 
In addition, the Council appreciated the involvement in discussions with the “Quartet” of senior representatives of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
 
The meeting, which began at 1:10 p.m., adjourned at 1:13 p.m.
 
Presidential Statement
 
The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2002/20 reads, as follows:
   
 
 
 
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