Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 July 2014
This afternoon in Tel Aviv, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
The Secretary-General updated the Prime Minister on his recent contacts in the region, including with Egyptian President Al Sisi.
The Secretary-General reiterated his call for an immediate cease-fire, without conditions. He stressed the need to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Once a cease-fire is in place, the Secretary-General underscored the immediate need to address the underlying issues.
They agreed to remain in close touch and may meet again tomorrow before the Secretary-General leaves for Jordan.