Quartet Statement (September 2002)
A statement published by the Middle East Quartet on 17 September 2002 in New York, NY, following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, EU High Representative Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for External Affairs Chris Patten and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller. The leaders "deplored and condemned" recent incidents in the ongoing Second Intifada and expressed support for U.S. President George Bush's Vision for Peace, as well as efforts to reach a "just and comprehensive settlement" based on UNSC Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397, the Madrid terms of reference, the principle of land for peace and existing agreements. They also reaffirmed the importance of the Saudi Peace Initiative as endorsed by the Arab League in Beirut. The statement also refered to a "concrete, three-phase implementation roadmap" that would later become the Road Map for Peace.