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President Obama to chair high-level meeting of the U.N. Security Council
August 6, 2009

Statement on UN Security Council Session on Nonproliferation and Disarmament

Garold N. Larson

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.

United States of America

August 6, 2009

Thank you, Madame President.

I am pleased to announce that President Obama will chair a high-level meeting of the U.N. Security Council on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament when the United Nations convenes for the opening of the General Assembly in September.  The special session of the Security Council occurs while the United States holds the presidency of the council, and over the next several weeks the United States will work closely with other Security Council members to prepare for the leaders’ meeting.

I would like to add that we earnestly hope that the work of the CD over the next few weeks will provide a timely and substantive backdrop to this important event, and we look forward to real progress in meeting our collective mandate.

Thank you.