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Gaza: Implementation of a ceasefire

Gaza: Implementation of a ceasefire

Published on January 8, 2009
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, January 7, 2009

On his return from the Middle East, President Sarkozy spoke [on the telephone] this afternoon successively to Turkish Prime Minister Mr Erdogan, Syrian President Mr al-Assad, the Amir of Qatar, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Czech Prime Minister Mr Topolanek and Israeli Prime Minister Mr Olmert.

He discussed with them the implementation of the Franco-Egyptian plan, particularly the practical arrangements for implementing a ceasefire in Gaza.

All the leaders contacted have indicated their support for the efforts France is currently deploying in the quest for a path to peace in the Middle East./.


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