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121 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.

122 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”.

123 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.

124 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.

125 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.

126 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.

127 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.

128 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.

129 OPCW 15th anniversary: successful and relevant in fight to eradicate chemical weapons

Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal praised the achievements of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on its 15th anniversary: ‘The OPCW has made tremendous progress in recent years and remains as relevant as ever to our efforts to create a world free of chemical weapons.’

130 Rosenthal: Transatlantic ties as relevant as ever

The transatlantic bond is as important as ever to the Netherlands and essential to global stability. This was the key message that foreign minister Uri Rosenthal conveyed in his introductory address at the election debate on 28 August hosted by the Netherlands Atlantic Association, founded 60 years ago this year.