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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly

New York, 15 March 2011

President Deiss meets with the President of the Security Council


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, met with H.E. Mr. Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations, in his capacity as the current President of the Security Council for the month of March 2011.

Both Presidents discussed a number of important regional issues, focusing mainly on Libya, Côte d’Ivoire and Sudan. They exchanged views on various global issues, including the upcoming thematic debate on green economy.

President Deiss briefed Ambassador Li on his recent official visit to Finland and Russia.

The two Presidents noted the importance of further strengthening the coordination and interaction between the General Assembly and the Security Council.

The President of the General Assembly holds regular meetings with the Presidents of the Principal Organs of the United Nations, as provided for in the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, to ensure enhanced cooperation and coordination in their work programmes in accordance with their respective responsibilities under the Charter.