19 AUGUST 2020
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
Questions and Answers
Correspondent: But, Stéphane, the statement has… the agreement has nothing to do with the annexation, completely. I mean, both Israel and United Arab Emirates retreated from the earlier statement that has to do with annexation.
Spokesman: Again, I… listen, I will leave the analysts and the journalists to analyse and report on. What I can tell you is our position remains unchanged, and we see this as an opportunity and hope that the people and the leaders will seize it. Iftikhar, I think you had a question?
For information media. Not an official record.
Document Sources: Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
Country: Israel, State of Palestine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
Subject: Annexation, Peace process, Peace proposals and efforts, Peace-building
Publication Date: 19/08/2020
URL source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/db200819.doc.htm