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SG/SM/5234
28 February 1994

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SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS WITH EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR AND PERMANENT OBSERVER

FOR PALESTINE ON HEBRON MASSACRE


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:

The Secretary-General met on Friday evening, 25 February, with the permanent representative of Egypt and the Permanent Observer for Palestine, who requested the meeting on behalf of the Arab group to discuss the Hebron massacre.

The two ambassadors conveyed to the Secretary-General the grave concerns of the Arab group over the massacre committed against Palestinian worshippers in El-Ibrahim mosque in Hebron, and the negative implications it may have on the peace process.

The Secretary-General told the two ambassadors that he was closely following the situation in the occupied territories and was in contact with the parties concerned. He expressed his hope that every effort would be made to keep the peace process on track.

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