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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
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NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

United Nations, New York, 24 September 2009

On 24 September 2009, on behalf of their respective Heads of State, Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki and raised the issue of the participation of the authorities of Madagascar in the General Assembly.

Their message is in line with the letter that President Treki received on the same day from H.E. Mr. Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, Minister for Foreign Affairs, writing in his capacity as Head of the Delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Representative of the Chairman of SADC.

Subsequently, the president of the General Assembly met with the officials of Madagascar, including Mr. Andry Rajoelina.

The President of the GA will continue consultations on the matter in line with the rules and procedures of the General Assembly.