10 JUNE 2020

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of 10 June 2020 noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

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Questions and Answers

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Question:  Stéphane, I just want to ask you if you have any update on the meeting of the Quartet, because the President of the General Assembly told us there will be…  there was effort to convene the Quartet.  Could you tell us exactly who’s impeding the meeting of the Quartet, if there is an attempt by the SG to call for [inaudible].

Spokesman:  Look, our goal is not to underscore where the problem is.  Our goal is to find a solution.  The discussions that Mr. [Nickolay] Mladenov is having with his Quartet partners are continuing and with other parties, and as soon as we have something nailed down, cemented, whatever term you want to use, we’ll announce it.  But, I mean, I don’t have to explain to you, Abdelhamid, the complexity, the difficulty of the situation.  And, so, lining up ducks takes a bit of time.  We keep trying.

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