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3 January 2009 - Situation in the Middle East - Stakeout by H.E. Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

We had extensive talks on the situation in Gaza. I must tell you that there was no formal agreement. In my capacity of President of the Council, I have noted very strong convergences.

Serious convergences to express serious concerns at the escalation and the deterioration of the situation in Gaza and southern Israel.

Serious convergences on a call for an immediate, permanent and fully respected cease-fire.

Serious convergences on a deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the need to ensure free access for humanitarian supplies and on a call on all parties to protect the civilian population.

Serious convergences on a full support for the regional and international diplomatic efforts underway to help resolve this crisis.

Serious convergences on the urgent need for Israelis and Palestinians to continue negotiations for a comprehensive solution, as envisaged in Security Council resolution 1850.

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