Ahead of UN bid, Ban says two-state solution 'long overdue'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The two-state solution is long overdue, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, hours ahead of the Palestinian bid to upgrade its status to a non-member state at the General Assembly.“Achieving the two-state solution, to which both Israel and the Palestinians have committed, is long overdue,” Ban said in a message marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.He stressed the need to urgently ramp up efforts to reach a solution, on the part of the international community, as well as Palestinian and Israeli leaders.“I call on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to show vision and determination. I also urge the international community to help them forge a credible political path that will meet the legitimate aspirations of both sides.”
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