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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 July 2014

This afternoon in Tel Aviv, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

The Secretary-General updated the Prime Minister on his recent contacts in the region, including with Egyptian President Al Sisi.

The Secretary-General reiterated his call for an immediate cease-fire, without conditions. He stressed the need to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Once a cease-fire is in place, the Secretary-General underscored the immediate need to address the underlying issues.

They agreed to remain in close touch and may meet again tomorrow before the Secretary-General leaves for Jordan.


Readouts on 22 July 2014