Abbas meets with UN Secretary General to discuss Middle East situation

NEW YORK – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday to discuss the ongoing violence in the Middle East and the road to a possible renewed peace process.

During the meeting, Ban Ki-Moon reiterated his “deep concern over the situation and the need for both sides to diffuse tensions.” He also told Abbas that “a political horizon must be restored without further delay for a resumption of peace negotiations towards a two-state solution.” He further underscored the need for making progress on Palestinian unity and for greater leadership on the reconstruction of Gaza.


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