Quartet Appoints Tony Blair as Representative
(June 27, 2007)
The Quartet, the diplomatic group made up of representatives from the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations, has appointed Tony Blair, Britain’s former Prime Minister, as the Quartet’s special peace envoy to the Middle East. The position will be based in Jerusalem, but a second office may be established in the West Bank. Assisted by a team of experts, Blair will be responsible for mobilizing international assistance for the Palestinians, securing appropriate international support for the institutional governance of the Palestinian state, developing plans to promote Palestinian economic development, and working with other countries to ensure support for Quartet objectives.