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Quartet Statement (September 2009)

New York, NY
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations: Author, Hillary R. Clinton, United States: Author, Barack H. Obama, United States: Subject, Sergei Lavrov, Russian Federation: Author, Carl Bildt, Sweden: Author, Javier Solana, European Union: Author, George J. Mitchell, United States: Author, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union: Author, Mahmoud Abbas, PNA: Subject, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel: Subject, Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet: Author, Gilad Shalit, Israel: Subject
A statement published by the Middle East Quartet on 24 September 2009 in New York, NY, following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EU High Representative Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. The statement reiterated the Quartet's support for a two-state solution based on previous resolutions and agreements, welcomed the PNA's state-building plan published in August 2009, stressed the need to resolve the crisis in the Gaza Strip, and recognized the importance of the Arab Peace Initiative.