Quartet Representative welcomes Gaza ceasefire deal
Commenting this evening on the ceasefire brokered by Egypt, Quartet Representative Tony Blair said:
"I strongly welcome the indefinite ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions, and warmly congratulate the Egyptian Government on its successful negotiation.
"The Quartet will now concentrate on a long-term plan for Gaza and for its reconstruction, including the effective and efficient re-opening and re-connection to the outside world under the authority of the PA Government. Such a plan will enable a proper and decent life for the people of Gaza, as well as protect the security of the people of Israel.
"It is only tragic that such a ceasefire has come too late to save the lives of so many innocent people."
Document Source: Office of the Quartet Representative (OQR)
Source Country: Egypt
Subject: Armed conflict, Ceasefire, Gaza Strip, International presence, Negotiations and agreements, Peace process, Quartet, Security issues, Statehood-related
Publication Date: 26/08/2014