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Quartet Statement (December 2008)

New York, NY
Condoleezza Rice, United States: Author, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations: Author, Tzipi Livni, Israel: Subject, Bernard Kouchner, France: Author, Sergei Lavrov, Russian Federation: Author, Javier Solana, European Union: Author, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union: Author, Mahmoud Abbas, PNA: Subject, Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet: Author, Gilad Shalit, Israel: Subject
A statement published by the Middle East Quartet on 15 December 2008 in New York, NY, following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, EU High Representative Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. The leaders reaffirmed their support for the Annapolis Process and to the two-state solution, as well as for efforts to reduce tensions revolving around the Gaza Strip.