Closing Remarks by
H.E. Dr. Zahir Tanin
Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations
Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiation on the question of equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council
At an Informal Plenary Session of the General Assembly, 8th round of IGN
26th of January, 2012
Let me close today’s meeting by thanking all Member States for not only their attendance but for their participation and willingness to engage in an interactive manner. Our progress today adds to the encouraging momentum of the 8th round and advances our work on the five key issues as outlined in 62/557. I look forward to continuing on this path in the remaining meetings.
In this regard, I will circulate a letter in the near future announcing the date of our next meeting, to discuss the initiative of UFC. In the mean time I will continue to hold consultations with all interested parties and am open to your thoughts, reactions and ideas which help guide the process forward in a truly comprehensive and cohesive, member state driven manner.
I thank you.