HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
MONDAY, 30 JUNE 2014
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 MEETING ISRAELI PRESIDENT, SECRETARY-GENERAL
 SPEAKS OUT AGAINST KIDNAPPING OF STUDENTS
 
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  • Yesterday, the Secretary-General was a guest at a working brunch yesterday hosted by the Israeli President Shimon Peres.
  • Speaking at the beginning of the meeting, the Secretary-General expressed strong solidarity with the people of Israel and again condemned the recent kidnapping of the young Israeli students in the strongest possible terms.
  • The Secretary-General said that the UN takes this very seriously, adding that the UN will do whatever it can to address the situation, in close coordination with international partners.
  • Asked about the Palestinian unity government, the Spokesman said that UN support for that government continues, based on its recognition of Israel and adherence to prior commitments.
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