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UNITED
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        General Assembly
A/65/PV.24
29 September 2010

Official Records

General Assembly
Sixty-fifth session

24th plenary meeting
Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 3 p.m.
New York

President: Mr. Deiss ....................................................................... (Switzerland)



The meeting was called to order at 3 p.m.

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The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Sonatane Taumoepeau-Tupou, chair of the delegation of the Kingdom of Tonga.

Mr. Taumoepeau-Tupou (Tonga): ...

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Tonga remains supportive of the substantive efforts for direct talks by President Obama and his Administration, the Quartet and regional neighbours to find a comprehensive, just and enduring peace in the Middle East. Despite the pursuit of the seemingly elusive goal of two States living side by side within secure borders and in lasting peace and genuine security, including a viable Palestinian State that can realize the true potential of its people, we encourage all parties to continue this fresh round of dialogue with a renewed sense of purpose and conviction.

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The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Camillo Gonsalves, chair of the delegation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Mr. Gonsalves (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines): ...

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Secondly, the resolutions adopted and decisions taken by the General Assembly must have some worth beyond the paper upon which they are printed. In the dusty archives of our body are hard-fought decisions and resolutions on Palestine, on human rights and on the economic crisis. ...

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The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Jorge Valero Briceño, head of the delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Mr. Valero Briceño (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) (spoke in Spanish): ...

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Dozens of resolutions have been adopted by the Security Council and the General Assembly on the question of Palestine, but the Israeli military and political elite refuse to comply. The occupying Power acts with total impunity and with the complicity of its main ally. What has the Security Council done to get the occupying Power to respect the principles of international law, including international humanitarian law, and particularly the four Geneva Conventions of 1949? The answer is well known: nothing.

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The President (spoke in French): I now give the floor to Her Excellency Mrs. Tine Morch Smith, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Norway.

Mrs. Smith (Norway): ...

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Norway would like to echo the vision and hope voiced by President Obama in this Assembly that we may in the near future have an agreement that will lead to the entry of a new Member into the United Nations — an independent, sovereign State of Palestine.

The Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which is chaired by Norway, has called for assistance to the Palestinian Authority in implementing the Programme for the Thirteenth Government for completing the task of building a Palestinian State, with regard to institution-building and the development of a sustainable Palestinian economy. The donors have been encouraged by recent reports that the implementation of the reform agenda accelerated significantly in the first half of 2010. The World Bank stated that if the Palestinian Authority were to maintain its current performance, it is well positioned for the establishment of a State at any point in the future.

It is crucial that this progress be mirrored by progress in the peace negotiations. Norway welcomes the relaunching earlier this month of direct bilateral negotiations to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We regret that Israel’s settlement moratorium was not extended. Norway reaffirms its strong commitment to the two-State solution and to supporting the negotiations by ensuring full compliance with Road Map obligations and maintaining their assistance to the Palestinian State-building effort.

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This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room U-506. Corrections will be issued after the end of the session in a consolidated corrigendum.


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