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Middle East: Armed Conflict

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to help bring an end to the conflict in Gaza. (248352)

We have been very active in seeking to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza. From the outset, we have called for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire. The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have spoken frequently to key leaders. Security Council Resolution 1860 was tabled by the UK, and the Foreign Secretary played a leading role in securing its adoption. We are now being similarly active in seeking to ensure that the ceasefire is built on.