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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents – travel by the Secretary-General to the Middle East

New York, 19 July 2014

The Secretary-General is travelling to the Middle East this weekend to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them, in coordination with regional and international actors, to end the violence and find a way forward.

To that end, he will begin his travel on Sunday in Doha, Qatar. From there, he will travel onward to Kuwait City, Cairo, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman in his effort to encourage a durable cease-fire. Other stops may also be added.

He will return to New York by the end of the week.