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Israel/Palestinian Territories/ceasefire in Gaza

Published on August 27, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, August 26, 2014

France welcomes the fact that a ceasefire has come into force in Gaza.

It urges the parties to respect it and to continue the discussions being conducted under Egypt’s auspices to achieve a lasting solution meeting the requirements for the lifting of the Gaza blockade and for Israel’s security.

France, both in coordination with its European partners and at the Security Council, is determined to contribute to solutions found in the framework of such an agreement.

Finally, France recalls that a relaunch of a political process is necessary and urgent in order to provide a definitive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, whose general parameters are known./.

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