(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday afternoon, 11 June 2004,  received a telephone call from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who congratulated him on securing Cabinet approval for the disengagement plan.

UN Secy.-Gen. Annan said that Prime Minister Sharon had undertaken a significant and courageous step that could potentially move the region forward. Prime Minister Sharon thanked UN Secy.-Gen. Annan for his remarks and updated him on the details of the plan. UN Secy.-Gen. Annan added that the international community was prepared to render assistance and contribute both efforts and resources in order to assure a successful implementation of the disengagement plan. The two men agreed to closely cooperate toward this end.