UN chief committed to untie 'Gordian knot' of Middle East

UN chief committed to untie Gordian knot of Middle East

United Nations, Underlining the "enormous" opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the Organisation's deep engagement in a "surge of diplomacy for peace," to "untie the Gordian knot of conflict and instability." The UN chief's comments were made on Saturday, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting on the Middle East and North Africa, held by the Dead Sea in Jordan on April 05 and 06. As an example of the regional conflicts that, he said, must be resolved, Mr Guterres cited the implementation of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, "living side by side in peace with secure and recognized borders, and with Jerusalem as capital of the two countries."

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