9 MARCH 2020

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

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Question:  Yeah.  On this… on the readout of the SG Pompeo meeting, the State Department had a longer one than you.  They explicitly referred to Mr. Pompeo expressing his displeasure to the Secretary‑General about the OHCHR [Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights] settlements list about companies doing business in the territories.  Your readout made no mention of it.

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Spokesman:  On your first… you know, the readout is the readout.  I… we speak for one side of the table, for the Secretary‑General.  I… it’s not for me to comment on the readout that others put out.  I mean, it’s not… so, that’s…

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For information media. Not an official record.