Secretary-General’s opening remarks at press conference in Cairo

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Secretary-General’s opening remarks at press conference in Cairo

 

CAIRO, Egypt, October 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cairo, 12 October 2014

 

Assalaam alaikum. Good afternoon.

 

Since I am leaving shortly for Israel and Palestine, I wanted to have this chance to share a few words about the Gaza reconstruction conference.

 

I would like to highlight three quick points.

 

First, today the international community clearly recognized the massive needs in Gaza – and is underscoring its commitment to act in a massive way.

 

Second, there was a universal understanding that Gaza cannot be rebuilt on a weak political foundation. That is why the United Nations will continue to support the Government of National Consensus. The recent unity government cabinet meeting in Gaza is a good sign of progress that must continue.

 

Third, and perhaps most importantly, as I said this morning, this must…

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