Secretary-General Congratulates Rami Hamdallah on Appointment as New Palestinian Prime Minister, Wishing Him Success in Critical Work Ahead

6 June 2013
SG/SM/15085-PAL/2160

Secretary-General Congratulates Rami Hamdallah on Appointment as New Palestinian Prime Minister, Wishing Him Success in Critical Work Ahead

6 June 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15085 PAL/2160
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Congratulates Rami Hamdallah on Appointment as New Palestinian

 

Prime Minister, Wishing Him Success in Critical Work Ahead

 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General congratulates Rami Hamdallah on his appointment as Prime Minister of Palestine, and wishes him success in his critical work ahead.  He welcomes the formation of the new Cabinet that was sworn in today.  The United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with the Government of Palestine and President [Mahmoud] Abbas in support of the State-building agenda and ongoing efforts aimed at a resumption of crucial and meaningful peace negotiations to achieve the two-State solution.

The Secretary-General reiterates his appreciation for the many contributions of the outgoing Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, especially his commitment to readying Palestinian institutions for statehood.

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