1 August 2016

Security Council
Press Conference

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for August

The Security Council would focus on Africa, the Middle East and a number of thematic issues, said Ramlan Bin Ibrahim (Malaysia), its President for the month of August, at a Headquarters press conference today. 

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Concerning the Council’s position on the long-standing conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and about its view on the effectiveness of the Middle East Quartet, he responded that the body supported the Quartet and had been urging it and other major actors to make progress.  For its part, Malaysia hoped to hold an Arria Formula meeting on the specific issue of Israeli settlement activities, but the timing had not been right to hold such a discussion in August. 

On the Middle East,

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