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OQR to be renamed Office of the Quartet

Following their recent meeting, the Quartet Envoys released the statement below:

Tony Blair has decided to step aside as Quartet Representative after many years of distinguished service.

There will no longer be a Quartet Representative. The Office of the Quartet Representative (OQR) will be renamed the Office of the Quartet (OQ).  It will be led by two highly-regarded individuals: Kito de Boer, who joined in January 2015, will serve as Head of Mission and Sandra Wijnberg, who joined in July 2014, will serve as Deputy Head of Mission.

The mandate of the OQ will remain unchanged with a focus on economic and institutional development in the Palestinian Territory, addressing issues related to strengthening investment in the Palestinian private sector, rule of law, and movement and access. The OQ shall work in coordination and complementarity with bilateral and multilateral partners that implement technical assistance programs in the Palestinian Territory. As such, OQ will play an important role in advancing tangible steps on the ground to advance the Palestinian economy, and preserve the possibility of a two state solution.

 

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