Middle East Quartet Report: negotiated two-state outcome only way to achieve enduring peace
July 1, 2016
The representatives of the Middle East Quartet – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – presented today a report on the situation on the ground focusing on major threats to achieving a negotiated peace and offering recommendations to advance the two-state solution.
In the report, The Quartet reiterates that a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967, and resolves all permanent status issues.
It invites both parties to engage with it on implementing its recommendations and creating the conditions for the resumption of meaningful negotiations that resolve all final status issues.(EU Neighbourhood Info)