SecCo plans for March, Quartet meeting in Moscow – SecCo President press conference (excerpts)

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Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York


The Security Council will have an open debate on the impact of illicit arms trafficking on peace and security in the Central African region on 19 March, Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet of Gabon, this month’s Council President, said today at Headquarters.


He also announced that, during the regular monthly briefing on the Middle East on 24 March, the Secretary-General would probably brief on his participation in the 19 March meeting of the Quartet in Moscow and his subsequent trip to the region.  If he was not available, Robert Serry, the United Nations’ Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, would speak in his place.  The briefing would be followed by consultations.


In response to several questions on the Middle East, he said that the Secretary-General, if available, would brief the Council on 24 March on the 19 March Quartet meeting in Moscow and his subsequent trip to the region.  On 12 March the Council would meet in consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on implementation of resolution 1701 (2006) regarding Lebanon.

He said that, during the consultations following the briefing, the Council might take up such matters as implementation of resolution 1860 (2009) regarding the closing of the border-crossings in Gaza, the Goldstone Report, or recent developments regarding the holy places in Jerusalem, Hebron and Bethlehem.


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