United Nations – Appointment of Mr Tor Wennesland as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (21 December 2020)

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France welcomes the United Nations Secretary-General’s decision to appoint Mr Tor Wennesland as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. It wishes him every success in accomplishing his mission and assures him of its support.

It pays tribute to the tireless action and commitment of his predecessor, Nickolay Mladenov, as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in a context of crises and conflicts.

On this occasion, France reaffirms its commitment to a fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the two-State solution, and its wish to support the resumption of negotiations on the basis of the internationally agreed parameters. It intends to play its full role in future efforts to bring about a resumption of dialogue, particularly in the framework of the consultation it has embarked on with its German, Jordanian and Egyptian partners.