15 July 2004
Secretary-General wishes to express his full support for and confidence in Mr.
Terje Roed-Larsen. As his Special
Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the
Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian
Authority, Mr. Roed-Larsen speaks on his behalf.
his briefing to the Security Council on 13 July, Mr. Roed-Larsen's intention was
to convey concerns within the Quartet and more widely in the international
community regarding a lack of implementation by both parties of their Road Map
obligations. There is a consensus
within the Quartet that: the
Palestinian Authority must carry out its reform process, including the full
empowerment of the Palestinian Prime Minister; the Governm ent of Israel must
dismantle settlement outposts and freeze settlement activity; and both sides
must return to the negotiating table.
Secretary-General believes that the parties need to focus on the tasks at hand
in order to work towards the just, lasting and comprehensive settlement that is
so urgently needed."