22 JUNE 2021

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

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Questions and Answers

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Question:  Thank you.  My second question, if you have more details about that failed meeting between Mr. [Tor] Wennesland and his Palestinian counterpart.  Do you have any more information?

Spokesman:  Nothing more that I can share.

Question:  And my last question about the bargain that Israel reached with the Palestinians to sell them one million vaccines and it was almost expired.  The WHO (World Health Organization), as I read, warned Israel that they should not sell this pack of vaccines, which was 1 million of them.  Had it gone through, it would hurt millions of Palestinians, and they were aware of it.  Are you aware of these developments and do you have any opinion on that?

Spokesman:  I would check with our WHO colleagues.  Thank you.

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