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Soixante-septième réunion de haut niveau de l’AG - Question de Palestine/Propositions de paix – Communiqué de presse de l’AG (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
28 September 2013

General Assembly
GA/11430

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

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM)



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Background

The General Assembly met this morning to continue its annual debate.

Statements

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NAVINCHANDRA RAMGOOLAM, Prime Minister of Mauritius, ...

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... Moving to the situation in the Middle East, he condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, welcomed the possibility of the peaceful coexistence of the States of Palestine and Israel, and underlined his country’s support to a peaceful restoration of democracy in Egypt.

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ANTONI MARTÍ PETIT, Head of Government of Andorra, ...

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... Turning to the conflict in Syria, he said the strong reaction by the United States and France, alongside the pragmatic attitude of the Russian Federation, had generated the momentum needed to advance in the search for the right balance. The resumption of negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis could be included in the dynamics of the same search. “In every conflict we are unable to solve, we are placing the principles and values that are most appreciated by the international community at risk — peace, security, dialogue, human rights and democracy,” he said. ...

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MOHD NAJIB BIN TUN HAJI ABDUL RAZAK, Prime Minister of Malaysia, ...

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... It was also vital to find the vision and political will to commit to a just solution for Palestine, he said, expressing hope for progress towards a viable Palestinian State based on the pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. ...

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MANMOHAN SINGH, Prime Minister of India, ...

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Turning to peace and security, he expressed concerns about the “increasingly lethal” conflict in Syria, but was encouraged by the resumption of direct talks between Israel and the State of Palestine. ...

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GUIDO WESTERWELLE, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, ...

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... Welcoming the latest initiatives towards restarting negotiations between Israel and Palestine, he said that only a negotiated two-State solution could reconcile the legitimate interests of the two sides.

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RUI MACHETE, Minister for State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal, ...

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... Hailing the United States initiative to bring Israel and Palestine back to the negotiation table, he emphasized that the unique opportunity to resolve the conflict peacefully must not be missed. ...

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NABIL FAHMY, Foreign Minister of Egypt, ...

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... Saying that the Palestinian question was a main source of tension in the region, he welcomed recent initiatives to restart negotiations and called for a final settlement. Egypt would continue to support the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and the establishment of an independent and sovereign State with East Jerusalem as its capital, on all territories of the West Bank and Gaza, he said. He urged Israel and the international community to ensure that the Palestinians in Gaza had access to basic supplies.

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HAJI AL-MUHTADEE BILLAH, Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam, ...

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... Turning to the Millennium Development Goals, he said that the targets had opened up opportunities to every State to develop in its own way and involve its people in that process, even beyond 2015. Unfortunately, the options had been limited for some peoples. That was particularly so when their basic right of self-determination was denied, he said, voicing support for the Palestinians’ right to an independent and sovereign State. ...

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THONGLOUN SISOULITH, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, ...

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... Addressing the issue of Palestine based on the principle of creating two independent States of Palestine and Israel required the international community’s urgent attention, he said, commending the efforts of both sides to resume negotiations. ...

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EAMON GILMORE, Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, ... Elsewhere in the Middle East, he saw prospect of progress, namely the resumption of peace talks between Israel and Palestine, ...

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MANASSEH MAELANGA, Deputy Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, ...

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... On the Middle East, ... He also voiced support for all international efforts towards the resumption of negotiations between Israel and Palestine. ...

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ABDULLAH BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, ...

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... The Palestinian people were still seeking self-determination and he hoped that renewed talks with Israel would lead to a positive result, namely, the establishment of a Palestinian State. ...

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