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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Secretary-General
21 August 2010


Secretary-General
SG/SM/13067

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DECISION OF ISRAELI, PALESTINIAN LEADERS
 
TO BEGIN DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS
 

The following statement was issued on 21 August by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by both Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to begin direct negotiations, following the statement of the Quartet and at the invitation of the United States Government.  The Secretary-General believes that negotiations are the only way for the parties to resolve all final status issues and he calls upon both sides to show leadership courage, and responsibility to realize the aspirations of both peoples.  We should all be aware that this is an opportunity that must not be wasted.  The Secretary-General underlines the importance of the international community’s support to the negotiations and to the achievement of a comprehensive peace in the region in line with the Madrid terms of reference, Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.  This opportunity must be seized, so that the hope of a better future for the people of the region to live in peace, security and freedom can be fully realized.

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