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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

United Nations, New York, 18 November 2011

President of the General Assembly meets with 2011 Nobel Laureate, Ms. Tawakkol Karman


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today met with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Tawakkol Karman of Yemen.

The President of the General Assembly hailed Ms. Karman as a global symbol of women’s empowerment who has brought honour and pride to all women, especially in the Arab world.  He congratulated her on the award of the Nobel Peace prize and highlighted the award committee’s acknowledgement of the importance of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

President Al-Nasser and Ms. Karman also exchanged views on the Arab awakening, developments in Yemen, as well as the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

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