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Westerwelle/Liberman telephone conversation after agreement on ceasefire is reached


Foreign Minister Westerwelle spoke on the telephone this evening with Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman.

Foreign Minister Lieberman briefed Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the situation following the agreement on a ceasefire in Gaza.

He also thanked Germany for its efforts to defuse the situation.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle expressed his great relief that it had been possible to agree on a ceasefire. He said that he very much hoped it would prove to be sustainable.

The two Ministers agreed on the need to turn the ceasefire into a durable truce.

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