NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS
In response to questions on the Middle East Quartet
New York, 4 September 2015
Further to what was said at today's Noon Briefing, the Spokesman can confirm that the Secretary-General will be hosting a Principals’ meeting of the Quartet on 30 September in New York, on the margins of the General Assembly. Invited to this meeting is the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, the Secretary of State of the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Following the Principals’ endorsement to increase the Quartet’s outreach to the Arab world at its last meeting in February in Munich, the Secretary-General is inviting the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, as well as the Foreign Ministers of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to join the meeting.