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

New York, 22 March 2011

President of the General Assembly meets with Spain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser held talks today with H.E. Mr. Gonzalo de Benito, the newly appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain.

They discussed a range of issues, including the situation in the Middle East and the theme of mediation as well as the General Assembly revitalization and Security Council reform.

They also exchanged views on the Thematic Debate on “Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding for Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies” which President Al-Nasser convened today at the UN. Mr. De Benito who represented Spain in the meeting, re-iterated his Government’s commitment to and engagement in the Alliance of Civilizations.

President Al-Nasser briefed Mr. De Benito on two high-level events he plans to convene this May, notably the High Level Meeting on the State of the World Economy and the High Level Meeting on Mediation.

 

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