A bilateral meeting held between Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the United Nations chief serves as an opportunity for Turkey to once more convey to Israel a message urging Israel to positively approach the historic reconciliation agreements between rival Palestinian factions.
Davutoğlu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a bilateral meeting on Sunday evening on the sidelines of the 4th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) being held in İstanbul. The two were later joined by their delegations for a meeting between the delegations. Both of the meetings were held at Mecidiye Kiosk in Topkapı Palace.
"Israel has delivered negative statements concerning the deal between the Palestinian factions. The UN has to remain actively in charge and this opportunity must not be missed," Davutoğlu was quoted by reliable sources as telling Ban.
Cihan news agency, meanwhile, learned that, in response to Davutoğlu's remarks, Ban also reiterated the same view, saying that "this opportunity must not be missed." Ban also underlined that the Quartet countries should also lend strong support to this reconciliation agreement.
On April 27, a reconciliation agreement was initialed by Fatah and Hamas representatives in Cairo. The agreement was later signed in Cairo on May 4 at a ceremony which was also attended by Davutoğlu. The agreement calls for the establishment of a unity government of technocrats, which will preside until elections are held about a year from now for Palestinian Authority institutions.
Cihan news agencyGüncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mayıs 2011, 17:42