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John Key: Comments to the media

Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Comments to the media

The Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand: Comments to the media

I have a few things to say.

The first is that we will be welcoming the peace agreement between the people and government of Colombia and FARC. Obviously that is a historic moment for the people of Colombia and a very, very important step for their country.

Second thing, of course, the major item we will be discussing will be Syria and a way forward. All of us have witnessed what is taking place since the ceasefire was negotiated between the Russians and the Americans Clearly there is a lot of work to be done. This is the most important humanitarian crisis that we have seen in a decade. There are millions of displaced Syrians, they deserve the support of this Council and they need the leadership of this Council. So today we will be trying to bolster that ceasefire and get all of the parties back on the same page with a clear pathway forward to maintaining and establishing long term peace in Syria.


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