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121 Rosenthal makes critical comments about Security Council

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to do more to stop the violence in Syria. ‘The Security Council has been unable to reach a consensus on Syria. Every day we are shocked by dreadful images of the dead and wounded.’

122 Rosenthal puts every embassy to work for business

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal believes that all Dutch embassies should make a concerted effort to assist Dutch business. ‘The Dutch economy depends on exports and international links,’ Mr Rosenthal said. ‘So I want every embassy to put its shoulder to the wheel to promote Dutch economic interests.’

123 Rosenthal: Palestinians and Israelis must return to the negotiating table

(New York) Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has urged the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to work to achieve greater progress in talks with Israel. The Minister believes it is important for the two parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to reopen their dialogue without delay.

124 High Level Meeting on the Rule of Law

On 24th of September, the day of the High Level Meeting on the Rule of Law, Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal chaired a Ministerial Breakfast on “Peaceful Settlement of Conflict”.

125 Over 60 countries step up sanctions against Syria

Diplomats from over 60 countries are meeting in The Hague to tighten the sanctions against the Syrian regime and improve their enforcement. This fourth meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People International Working Group on Sanctions is being hosted by foreign minister Uri Rosenthal and co-chaired by Canada and Tunisia.

126 Rosenthal appalled by attack on US in Libya

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal has condemned yesterday’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya ‘in the strongest possible terms’. The US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three consulate employees were killed in the attack.

127 Rosenthal: Syrian regime faces growing difficulties

The Syrian regime faces growing difficulties, foreign minister Uri Rosenthal said today in Istanbul after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu.

128 Rosenthal visits Syrian refugees

In southern Turkey foreign minister Uri Rosenthal visited Kilis refugee camp, situated on the border with Syria, where he spoke with refugees and the Turkish authorities running the camp. The Minister also met with Syrian activists.

129 Global summit on nuclear security in The Hague

The Nuclear Security Summit being hosted by the Netherlands in March 2014 will be held in the World Forum in The Hague, Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal announced today. Over 50 heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations are expected to attend the event, which will be chaired by the Dutch Prime Minister.

130 Second Freedom Online conference in Kenya

‘An open, uncensored internet is essential not only for the promotion of human rights, but also for innovation and economic growth.’ This was the message of Human Rights Ambassador Lionel Veer at the second Freedom Online conference, held in Nairobi. The conference, which was opened by Mr Veer and the Kenyan Minister for Information and Communication, Samuel Pogisho, follows the Hague Conference on Internet Freedom hosted by Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal in December 2011.