Friday, March 6, 2015

Norway calls for opening of Gaza crossings, reconstructing of Gaza

Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway Bard Pedersen called on the Israeli authorities to open the border crossings with Gaza and to permit the entry of construction materials into the Strip as well as allowing commercial traffic.
At the same time, Pedersen called on the international donors to abide by their pledges for Gaza reconstruction.
In a news conference held in Gaza on Thursday, Pedersen stressed the need, now more than ever, for taking an urgent action to accelerate the reconstruction process.
The Norwegian official revealed that both Foreign Ministers of Norway and Egypt are writing to the donor countries asking them to abide by their pledges for Gaza reconstruction.
The Deputy Foreign Minister said that “the State of Norway is working on supporting the Palestinian Authority and is keen on the arrival of reconstruction funds in the Gaza Strip”.
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