DOHA: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, and the US for their roles in the reaching of an agreement on a ceasefire between the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza, and Israel, the Qatar News Agency reported on Monday.
Guterres welcomed the agreement and urged all parties to respect its provisions.
The secretary-general conveyed his deep condolences to the families of those killed in the violence, noting that the hostilities led to unjustified human suffering.
Guterres also reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to achieving a two-state solution based on applicable UN resolutions, international law, and previous agreements. He also emphasized the importance of restoring the political horizon and putting an end to cycles of conflict.