17 MAY 2016

SG/SM/17755

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: 

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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. 

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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