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Quartet Statement (June 2009)

Trieste, Italy
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations: Author, Jan Kohout, Czech Republic: Author, Sergei Lavrov, Russian Federation: Author, Javier Solana, European Union: Author, William Burns, United States: Author, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union: Author, Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet: Author, Gilad Shalit, Israel: Subject, George Mitchell, United States: Author
A statement published by the Middle East Quartet on 26 June 2009 in New York, NY, following a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Undersecretary of State William Burns and Special Envoy George Mitchell, EU High Representative Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. The leaders affirmed their support to previous resolutions and the basic principles of a two-state solution, as well as the US-sponsored negotiations, and called on both sides to honor their obligations.