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Abbas meets UN Secretary General to discuss peace process, UNRWA


NEW YORK, February 21, 2018 (WAFA) – President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and discussed issues related to the Middle East peace process and UNRWA crisis.    

Abbas and Guterres agreed on the importance of moving the Middle East Peace Process forward and underlined their shared commitment to the two-state solution as the only viable option to sustainable peace.

Guterres expressed his concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza and the funding shortfall of the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) programmes.  He stressed the importance of continued humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinian people from the international community.


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