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

United Nations, New York, 22 May 2011

President of the General Assembly meets with Foreign Minister of Italy


The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser held talks today with H.E. Mr. Giulio Terzi, the Foreign Minister of Italy.

They exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria and also over the related outbreak of violence in neighbouring Lebanon. They agreed on the importance of implementing the six-point plan of the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan. They also stressed the need to safeguard the security of the UN monitors in Syria.

President Al-Nasser and Mr. Terzi also discussed the Revitalization of the General Assembly and reform of the Security Council, as well as the outcome of the High-Level Thematic Debate on the State of the Global Economy that was co-chaired by the President of the General Assembly and Secretary-General last week.

They further discussed the High-Level meeting on Mediation which President Al-Nasser is convening tomorrow, (Wednesday 23 May), with the participation of Mr. Terzi.

 

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