Article: "Diplomats say UN Gaza draft agreed"
Source: Deutsche Welle
Excerpt: Arab and Western UN diplomats say an agreement in principal has been reached on a draft resolution demanding an "immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire" in Gaza. During a recess in closed-door UN Security Council consultations, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told reporters he hoped the proposal, which is sponsored by Britain and backed by the United States and France, would receive swift UN approval. A vote on the draft is expected within hours. Israeli officials meeting in Cairo to discuss a French-Egyptian ceasefire proposal have ended the talks without results. The plan, proposed by Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy, calls for a cessation of violence and steps to get aid to civilians. It also seeks to initiate a discussion on ending Israel's blockade of Gaza.
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