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

United Nations, New York, 28 November 2011

President of the General Assembly meets with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)


On the margins of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Parliamentary hearing at UN Headquarters in New York the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today met with H.E. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (PACE).

Mr. Cavusoglu briefed Mr. Al-Nasser about the activities of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, including the implementation of the Council’s Neighbourhood Policy.

They exchanged views on Palestine’s application for membership of the United Nations, the Arab Awakening, and the subject of “Mediation and the peaceful settlement of disputes”, which is one of the key focus areas identified by President Al-Nasser for the 66th Session of the General Assembly.

 

President of the General Assembly meets with Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro



President Al-Nasser also held talks today with H.E. Ranko Krivokaptic, Speaker of Montenegro Parliament.

The President of the General Assembly highlighted the theme of Mediation which he chose for the thematic debate for the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.

They exchanged views on the role of the General Assembly in strengthening global accountability.

They also discussed strengthening cooperation between the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the UN.

 

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