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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs responsible for International Relations of Israel

The Hague, 24 March 2014

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs responsible for International Relations of Israel.

The Secretary-General and Mr. Steinitz exchanged views on the Middle East Peace Process. They spoke about the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, particularly in Gaza. The Secretary-General reiterated the importance of allowing more essential goods for Palestinians to enter Gaza.

They also discussed the challenging security environment in the region. The Secretary-General emphasized the importance of all actors exercising restraint. They further exchanged views on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Finally, the Secretary-General and Mr. Steinitz discussed efforts towards convening a Conference on the Establishment of a Middle-East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.


Readouts on 24 March 2014