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The Government of El Salvador, having assessed the current situation in the Middle East with Israel, and following the agreements reached in Security Council resolution 1701 (2006), whose mandate aims to promote security and greater stability and to establish a new phase of favourable expectations for the Middle East, states the following:
• Members of the international community must make their best efforts to implement the necessary measures agreed in the various United Nations resolutions, with a view to establishing the conditions for a just, lasting and sustainable peace in the region;
• The Government of El Salvador reaffirms its interest in contributing to the Middle East peace process in the framework of the United Nations system and reiterates its commitment to finding a negotiated political solution to the conflict;
• In view of the above, and taking into account the current situation in the Middle East, the Government of El Salvador has decided to transfer its diplomatic mission in the State of Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv;
• The Government of El Salvador will continue its active participation and support for initiatives that reject terrorism and violence as the means of resolving conflicts and that recognize and guarantee the right of the State of Israel to exist and live in peace within secure and internationally recognized borders. The Government of El Salvador also reiterates its recognition of the right of a Palestinian State to exist;
• The United Nations, in keeping with its mandate to foster peace and understanding, should always ensure that due respect is accorded to the parties concerned and secure the agreement of all actors so as to bring about a lasting and sustainable peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Israelis.