Closing Remarks Chair of Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform

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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.
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