MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On June 29, a teleconference was held by special representatives of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators. The participants were: from the Russian Federation – the Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East Settlement (BWU) V.K. Safronkov, from the USA – the Deputy Secretary of State H.Amr, from the UN – the Special Coordinator for the Middle East T.Vennesland, from the EU – the Special Representative for the Middle East .Coopmans.
Possible practical steps by the international community aimed at rebuilding civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip were discussed. In this regard, the importance of the planned for the beginning of July this year was noted. meetings of the Interim Coordination Committee on Assistance to the Palestinians at the senior official level.
The Russian side stressed that the improvement of the economic situation in the Palestinian territories is of key importance and should be subordinated to the task of opening up political prospects for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the “two-state principle” – Palestine and Israel, coexisting in peace and security. This will avoid a repetition of crisis cycles and armed confrontation that bring suffering to the civilian population.
In order to establish a direct dialogue between the warring parties, the need was also emphasized to intensify the process of inter-Palestinian reconciliation, to which the Russian Federation, in coordination with other players, primarily the Arab Republic of Egypt, is ready to continue to provide all-round assistance.
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