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Le Président du Conseil de sécurité présente le programme de travail pour le mois de juin, y compris le débat sur le Moyen-Orient - Conférence de presse (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
2 June 2009

Press Conference

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


The Security Council’s programme of work for June would include open debates on United Nations peacekeeping operations, protection of civilians in armed conflict, and Iraq, the last to be chaired by Turkey’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, that country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said at Headquarters today.


In response to another question, he said a debate on the Middle East on 24 June would include participation by representatives of countries in the region in addition to Council members.  Quartet Special Envoy Tony Blair’s presence was also anticipated.  The report of the Board of Inquiry on Gaza would probably not be part of the discussion, but the Council had received a summary from the Secretary-General, who would brief members if there were “tangible” developments.


Speaking in his national capacity, Mr. İlkin replied to a question about Turkey’s role in negotiations between Syria and Israel by saying his country had always stood ready to assist in those such negotiations, but certain recent developments, including the conflict in Gaza and the formation of a new Israeli Government, had delayed any action in that regard.  However, Turkey was more than happy to resume its assistance if the parties sought it.

The Security Council’s programme of work can be found at

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