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Media Release

Minister Kubuabola attends UN security council reform meeting

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola left this morning to attend the High Level Ministerial Meeting regarding the New Approaches to the Security Counci Reform, scheduled on 4th February 2013 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Italy.

 

This is a joint invitation extended by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Giulio Terzi and the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hose Gracia Margallo. 

 

Both Spain and Italy are co-chairs to this meeting. Italy and Spain as co -chairs intend to promote a political dialogue to reflect on previous reform efforts of the UN Security council and address key issues of support to the President of the General Assembly and to the Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations. 

 

In addition to this the meeting is expected to have intensified open dialogue to bridge various positions of members in support to the intergovernmental exchanges on the Council reforms.

 

The meeting is expected to bring about constructive inputs to the Intergovernmental negotiations, whilst acknowledging the fact that the General Assembly will remain to be the sole legitimate forum for decision-making on UN reforms.

 

Being a member of the UN and the holding the current Chairmanship of the G-77 and China, Fiji’s attendance in this meeting is paramount.

 

Minister Kubuabola is accompanied by the Director Political & Treaties Division, Mr. Esala Nayasi.

 

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