In a Press Conference held on 14th July, 2014, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Hon. Bernard Membe, on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania called on Israel and Hamas to ceasefire immediately, adding that The United Nations Security Council should step in to restore harmony in the Middle East.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania wishes to reiterate this position and further condemns the ongoing killings of innocent civilians among them elderly, women and children in Gaza.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania calls upon the International Community to continue supporting diplomatic efforts to end the conflict peacefully. Core to the solution of this conflict is availing the people of Palestine the right to self-determination through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania therefore maintains its support to the two-state solution with Palestine and Israel co-existing in harmony and ensuring security of the State of Israel.
Issued by: The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dar es Salaam
25th July 2014