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Quartet Statement (October 2015)

Vienna, Austria
Sergei Lavrov, Russia: Author, John F. Kerry, United States: Author, Federica Mogherini, European Union: Author, Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations: Author
A statement published by the Middle East Quartet on 23 October 2015 in Vienna, Austria following a meeting between United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov (representing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. The leaders expressed concern over escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence, encouraged Israeli-Jordanian cooperation in maintaining the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem, recognizing Jordan's "special role" as defined in the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, and called for steps to be taken to increase confidence in the viability of a two-state solution.