Middle East Peace Process: Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the appointment of new UN Special Coordinator Wennesland

December 23, 2020
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The European Union congratulates Tor Wennesland for his appointment as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. Ambassador Wennesland replaces the outgoing UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov who made a significant contribution during his mandate, in particular to alleviate the situation on the ground.

The European Union has worked with Ambassador Wennesland in his capacity as Norway’s Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process for a number of years and looks forward to continuing to work closely with him in his new role, including in the context of the important collaboration between the EU and the UN in the Middle East Quartet.

In this regard, the European Union recalls its firm commitment to a negotiated and viable two-state solution built upon the internationally agreed parameters.


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