Belgium

05 April 2017, Brussels

Remarks to the opening plenary session at the Brussels Conference on supporting Syrians and the Region

Secretary-General António Guterres joined by Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. UN/Christophe Verhellen

I thank the High Representative, Ms. Federica Mogherini for hosting us in Brussels today, and our fellow co-chairs from Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, and the UK for organising this important conference in support of Syria and the region.

This is the fifth conference of its kind, and I thank Kuwait and the UK for successfully hosting its predecessors.

I am pleased to see so many Member States, international organisations and non-governmental organisations are sending a message of solidarity to the people of Syria, and to all those impacted by the conflict:

17 November 2016, Bruxelles

Discours du Vice Secrétaire général à la conférence de Bruxelles pour la République centrafricaine [French version only]

Monsieur le Président de la République centrafricaine,
Madame la Haute-Représentante, Federica Mogherini
Commissaires,    
Monsieur le vice-Président de la Banque Mondiale,
Mesdames, messieurs les ministres,
Distingués délégué(e)s
Excellences, 
Mesdames et messieurs, 
    
J’aimerais aussi reconnaître la présence dans cette salle de l’assembleé nationale de RCA, en particulier son Président, L’honourable Karim Meckassoua, et les honorables parlementaires qui l’accompagnent.

17 October 2016, Luxembourg

Note to Correspondents: Near verbatim transcript of stakeout by the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, following his meeting with EU Foreign Ministers

I insisted on the fact that the issue of Aleppo is vital and crucial. Any discussion should not  forget the fact that between now and December, if we cannot find a solution, Aleppo will not be there anymore. There are possibilities to apply some formulas that we have in mind  in order to avoid that Aleppo becomes a place like Darayya, or Moadamiyah, or other places. Aleppo has a special symbol. The danger otherwise is that we start talking about everything under the sky and forgetting the crucial priority that we have to give to Aleppo. 
 

05 October 2016, Brussels

Comments to the press on entering the Brussels conference on Afghanistan

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

05 October 2016, Brussels

Remarks to the Brussels conference on Afghanistan

Thank you your Excellencies
Excellency Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
Excellency CEO Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan
Excellencies President.Donald Tusk and Madame Federica Mogherini of the European Union
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

We are here to reaffirm our long-term partnership with the people of Afghanistan for peace, inclusive growth and sustainable development. ;

05 October 2016, Brussels

Secretary-General's remarks to the Brussels conference on Afghanistan

Thank you your Excellencies
Excellency Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
Excellency CEO Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan
Excellencies President.Donald Tusk and Madame Federica Mogherini of the European Union
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

We are here to reaffirm our long-term partnership with the people of Afghanistan for peace, inclusive growth and sustainable development. ;

05 October 2016, Brussels

Secretary-General's comments to the press on entering the Brussels conference on Afghanistan

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen,