Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blair named Quartet's Mideast envoy

By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent, and News Agencies

The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators announced Wednesday that its members had appointed Tony Blair to serve as the group's special envoy.

The Quartet, comprising the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia, issued a statement Wednesday saying the former British prime minister will seek to mobilize international assistance to the Palestinians and develop plans to promote Palestinian economic development.

Blair will also seek international support to address the needs of Palestinian government institutions, focusing as a matter of urgency on the rule of law, said the statement.

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