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Diplomacy in Action

Aid to Gaza

Susan E. Rice
Special Representative to the United Nations 
New York City
January 26, 2009


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Ambassador Rice: It is our desire to contribute in a very active and concerted way, along with other members of the international community, to respond effectively to those humanitarian needs. But what is required is a durable ceasefire and we will work diplomatically and through other means to try to support efforts to ensure that the ceasefire is lasting and in that context for border crossings to open and be available for humanitarian as well as day-to-day economic development imperatives.


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