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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
22 October 2010



Spokesperson's Noon Briefing

        Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


The following is from today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Acting Deputy Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Friday, 22 October 2010

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SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY SUPPORTS TWO-STATE SOLUTION FOR MIDDLE EAST

The Spokesperson corrected reports in some Arab media earlier this week, attributing positions to the UN Secretariat, following the Secretariat’s 18 October briefing to the Security Council on the Middle East,  that are not accurate.
 

He said the Secretary-General continues to strongly support a negotiated two-State solution as called for in Security Council resolutions, which remains the stated preferred goal of the parties. Neither the Secretary-General nor the Secretariat has expressed any position regarding the future engagement of the Security Council, which is, of course, the prerogative of the Security Council itself.

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