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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
28 October 2008




Spokesperson's Noon Briefing

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


DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT
 

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Michèle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, and Enrique Yeves, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

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**Questions and Answers

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Question:  Yesterday, the State Department spokesman said that the peace process between Israel and Palestine was a concern; it will eventually be [inaudible] because they don’t see it being finalized or the realization of two States now.  Does the Secretary-General also hold the same opinion that the realization of the two States now by the end of this, President Bush’s term, would not be possible?

Spokesperson:  There are still attempts at trying to find a solution, and those attempts are still going on, and I will not venture into guessing what will happen before December or January.

Question:  [inaudible] believes that the Annapolis process is valid?

Spokesperson:  Yes, he still believes that.  Yes?

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Briefing by the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President

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And also very quickly, let me give you an overview of some of the issues that are going on right now in different committees of the General Assembly.  Right now, on the Second Committee, it’s being discussed, the issue of the Palestinian sovereignty of the Occupied Territories.  ...

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