Ban Ki-moon offers support to new PA gov't

June 7, 2013 05:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Rami Hamdallah who took over as head of the Palestinian Authority on Thursday.

In a press release a UN spokesperson wrote, "the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with the Government of Palestine and President Abbas in support of the state-building agenda and ongoing efforts aimed at a resumption of crucial and meaningful peace negotiations to achieve  the two-State solution."The spokesperson also commended Salam Fayyad for his "commitment to readying the Palestinian institutions for statehood."

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