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Statement by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the UN resolution that has just been adopted on Israeli settlement building in the occupied territories

23.12.2016 - Press release

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (23 December) on the UN Security Council’s adoption of a resolution on Israeli settlement building:

“The Security Council has once again confirmed today what has long been the position of the German Government, namely that the building of settlements in the occupied territories presents an obstacle to the possibility of a peace process and endangers the basis of the two-state solution.

It is my firm and profound conviction that only a negotiated two-state solution can bring lasting peace and do justice to the legitimate aims of both parties.”

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