NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 26 August 2010
Meeting with the President of the Security Council
The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, met with H.E. Mr. Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in his capacity as the current President of the Security Council for the current month. They discussed several important issues on the agendas of the two organs.
They held discussions on a number of important issues on the agendas of the Security Council and the General Assembly. The President of the Security Council informed the President of the General Assembly on the work of the Security Council during the month of August that included among other issues, discussions on the situation in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the Middle East, Kosovo, Iraq, Central African Republic (MINURCAT), United Nations peacekeeping and piracy off the coast of Somalia.
The President of the General Assembly underscored the need for enhanced efforts to address the situation in Somalia. They also exchanged views on the Middle East peace process, as well as the upcoming meetings in the General Assembly. The two Presidents also availed the opportunity to discuss the ongoing efforts for the revitalization of the General Assembly and the reform of 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.
Earlier today, the President of the General Assembly had a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General. Dr. Treki and Mr. Ban discussed preparations for the High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals that will convene in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010.