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Source: Office of the Quartet Representative (OQR)
17 September 2013

Tony Blair welcomes Israel’s decision on easing measures for the West Bank and Gaza
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

Commenting on the Israeli Government’s decision to approve a series of easing measures for the West Bank and Gaza, Quartet Representative Tony Blair said: “I welcome the decision which reflects our ongoing discussions with the Israelis. This is an important step in building a more positive environment for the diplomatic negotiations and in preparing the ground for the more comprehensive and transformative economic initiative which we have been working on for the past few months. Much more is needed to fundamentally transform the Palestinian economy and improve the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians, but one thing is clear – a vibrant and thriving Palestinian economy, although not a substitute for the peace process in any way, will be beneficial for both sides and can provide hope that a better future is achievable for all.” 


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