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2 August 2013
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON WORK PROGRAMME FOR AUGUST
The Security Council’s work for August would include two open debates, respectively, on the cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations, and on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Permanent Representative of Argentina, María Cristina Perceval, said today at Headquarters as she assumed the 15-nation body’s presidency.
To a question about the possibility of the United States presenting an update on progress made in Palestine-Israel peace talks as part of the Council’s 20 August meeting on the Middle East, she clarified that it was a briefing, which would be given by the Department of Political Affairs. In her national capacity, she added that her delegation acknowledged the United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s diplomatic efforts and supported a two-State solution.
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