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Ban to push for peace talks in Palestine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the Gaza Strip next week, the UN announced.

“The secretary general is expected to visit Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza following his attendance at the Quartet meeting scheduled on March 19 in Moscow,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said late on Tuesday.

On Monday, Ban said the upcoming Quartet meeting presents a “very good opportunity” to get Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume stalled peace talks.

Ban said he will take part in the meeting of the group known as the Quartet and then meet with the Arab League in Libya on March 27, where he plans to drum up support for an early resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

The United Nations, the United States, Russia, and the European Union are the members of the Quartet.

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