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Wrapping up Middle East visit, Ban voices hope 2013 will be ‘decisive’ year for peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) at a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. UN Photo/Rick BajornasSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on a visit to Jerusalem, stressed his full support for direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and voiced the hope that this year will be a decisive one for peace in the Middle East. “I am encouraged that Israelis and Palestinians have re-engaged in direct dialogue. But for these negotiations to have a Continue reading

UN welcomes appointment of new Prime Minister in Palestine as continued restrictions thwart economic growth

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority, who has been succeeded by Rami Hamdallah. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Rami Hamdallah on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Palestine and welcomed the formation of a new sworn-in Cabinet. In a statement on behalf of his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban wished Mr. Hamdallah success in his critical work ahead. Continue reading