Israeli and Palestinian leaders urged to renew efforts to achieve accord

Ban Ki-moon and Barack Obama

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have been urged to renew their determination to achieve a two states solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 The call has come from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in response to the speech of United States President Barack Obama on Thursday.

Daniel Dickinson reports

 In his statement, President Obama said the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 demarcation.  He added secure and recognized borders should be established for both states.

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that President Obama had offered important ideas which could help the peace talks move forward.

 He expressed the hope that all sides will demonstrate a renewed determination to achieve a peace agreement that allows two separate states to co-exist in what he called "dignity, security and peace".

 Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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