Archives for 17 January 2017

Statement by Ambassador Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, before the United Nations Security Council, Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine Question, New York, 17 January 2017:

Mr. President,

On behalf of the State of Palestine, I extend our warm congratulations to the friendly country of Sweden on its election to the Security Council and thank you for convening this important debate under Sweden’s presidency.

We thank the United Nations Special Coordinator and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Nikolay Mladenov, for his briefing at the outset of this debate.

Today, I also extend our sincere congratulations to the other newly-elected members of the Council – Bolivia, Ethiopia, Italy and Kazakhstan, wishing them all success, confident in their commitment to upholding their Charter responsibilities. [Read more…]