1 April 2016
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April
The situations in Syria, Yemen and the broader Middle East would be among the Security Council’s priorities in April, Liu Jieyi (China), its President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.
Providing an overview of the 15-member Council’s forthcoming work, he said it would hold 30 meetings, considering Syria, Yemen, the Middle East, South Sudan, Mali, Western Sahara, Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic.
Turning to the open debate on the situation in the Middle East, he described various tracks, including one proposed by France, to hold an international ministerial conference, followed by a high-level conference. The League of Arab States was working to provide solutions to break the deadlock and reverse the volatile situation, he said, adding that other Council members had ideas for a draft resolution.
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