Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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

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Question:  Thank you, Farhan.  Is the United Nations invited to attend the Manama meeting concerning financing of the Middle East?  And who will represent the Organization at the meeting?

Deputy Spokesman:  At this stage, I’m not aware that we will have anyone present.  Our office… our Special Coordinator, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, did receive an invitation, but we were considering it.  I don’t believe he is attending, however.  Maria?

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