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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
30 September 2013

General Assembly
GA/11431

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

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
21st & 22nd Meetings (AM, PM)


SPEAKERS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNUAL DEBATE REJECTS ‘PERNICIOUS NOTION’

HUMAN DIGNITY CAN BE ‘SLICED UP, COMPARTMENTALIZED, OR COMPROMISED’

Responsibility to Protect, Illicit Arms Flows, Political Transitions
Dominate Discussion; Syria, Other Speakers from Middle East Take Floor

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Background

The General Assembly met this morning to continue its general debate.

Statements

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KHALID BIN AHMED BIN MOHAMMED AL KHALIFA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, ...

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Turning to Palestine, he said “Arabs, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived for centuries side by side” and made their common history in a framework of coexistence and tolerance. He supported the creation, within the 1967 borders, of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. Oppression of Palestinians must end and the blockade must be lifted. ...

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WALID AL-MOUALEM, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, ...

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Calling for a return to the 1967 line in the occupied Syrian Golan, he confirmed his country’s support for the right of the Palestinian people to an independent State. ...

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YOUSEF BIN AL-ALAWI BIN ABDULLA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman, ...

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Calling for the implementation of political and economic reforms in Somalia, he, more broadly, supported United States efforts vis-à-vis the Palestinian question, which was the cornerstone to any peace process in the Middle East. Those efforts offered an opportunity for the region to establish peace, which in turn, would lead to economic and social development. ...

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GUNNAR BRAGI SVEINSSON, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, ...

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... He emphasized that developments in that region could not be separated from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinian people had a right to self-determination and Israel had a right to exist in peace with its neighbours. That was why all Israeli settlement activities, as well as indiscriminate rocket fire by Hamas from the Gaza Strip, must end.

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WINSTON GUNO LACKIN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Suriname, ...

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... On the Middle East, he expressed hope that a two-State solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would “get more substance”. ...

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