At League of Arab States Summit, Secretary-General Calls Two-State Solution First Imperative – Press Release (SG/SM/19526) (Excerpts)

31 MARCH 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Summit of the League of Arab States, today in Tunis:


Allow me to touch upon several current developments and situations in the region which could benefit from a comprehensive regional approach.  The first imperative must be the two-State solution, for Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders, and with Jerusalem as capital of both States, as I have always emphasized.

There is no Plan B.  Without two States, there is no solution.  The ongoing violence in Gaza is a tragic reminder of the fragility of the situation.  Thank you for your critical support for the vital role of UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East].  I appeal for your continued strong assistance.


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