Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Closing Remarks Chair of Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform

H.E. Dr. Zahir Tanin

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations

Chair of Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform

Closing Remarks

28 November 2011

  • Thank you all for your active participation in the first meeting of the eighth round of Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform.
  • I listened carefully today to your positions, thoughts, and suggestions.
  • What I have gathered most clearly from today’s meeting is that you are all in agreement about the need for seeking progress and taking the process forward.
  • We cannot go backward from here, and cannot see the process as being locked-in place.
  • I remain committed to a fair, balanced, and membership-driven process that will move us towards finding a solution that can garner the widest possible acceptance by Member States.
  • I will be in communication with you regarding the guidance of next steps.
  • Thank you.