Press Releases

    SG/SM/8751
    16 June 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL TO ATTEND “QUARTET” MEETING
    IN AMMAN, JORDAN, 22 JUNE

    NEW YORK, 13 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General will participate in a meeting of Quartet Principals in Amman, Jordan, on 22 June.  The meeting follows the recent Aqaba Summit at which both Israel and the Palestinians agreed to begin implementing the Quartet’s Road Map.

    The Secretary-General believes the Amman meeting will be a timely opportunity to discuss what the Quartet might do to help generate further momentum in the difficult search for peace.  He believes very strongly that the parties should not allow themselves to be deterred by acts of violence and terror.  They should show restraint in their words and actions, so that a revived peace process can gain traction through implementation of the Road Map.

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