17 MAY 2016


Secretary-General, in Message to Meeting on United Nations-League of Arab States Cooperation, Calls Regional Body ‘Indispensable’ to Middle East Peace Efforts

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the thirteenth General Meeting of Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, in Geneva today: 


Establishing lasting peace and security for Palestine and Israel based on the two-State solution has never been more urgent.  I welcome the League of Arab States’ efforts on this issue, particularly in promoting the Arab Peace Initiative.  I count on all League of Arab States members to continue to support this enormous task, particularly those who have pledged funding for Gaza’s reconstruction. 


For information media. Not an official record. 

Document symbol: SG/SM/17755
Document Type: Message, Press Release
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), League of Arab States (LAS), Secretary-General
Subject: Gaza Strip, Peace process, Statehood-related
Publication Date: 17/05/2016