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PRESS RELEASE - WORKING VISIT OF YB MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO NEW YORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE MONDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2015

YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs held a visit to New York on 23 February 2015 in conjunction with the United Nations Security Council Open Debate themed “Maintaining International Peace and Security: Reflect on History, Reaffirm the Strong Commitment to the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

 

YB Minister of Foreign Affairs was accompanied throughout his visit by H.E. Hussein Haniff, the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations; H.E. Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States; and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

The Ministerial Level Open Debate was presided by H.E. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Alongside the PRC, nine (9) other Council members were represented at the Ministerial level, including Angola, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, the Russian Federation, the United States and Venezuela.

 

In his statement at the open debate, YB Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the impact of globalization and the challenge posed by non-state actors, particularly terrorists, on the work of the United Nations. He also emphasized the need for the Security Council to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond effectively to the increasingly complex and multidimensional threats to international peace and security.

 

Prior to the open debate, YB Minister of Foreign Affairs met with his Chinese counterpart over breakfast at the Permanent Mission of the PRC to exchange views on bilateral and international issues.

 

YB Minister of Foreign Affairs also held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the open debate with H.E. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia; H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohamad Gargash, Minister of States for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and The Honourable Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand.

 

The PRC holds the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of February 2015. During this month, the Security Council has adopted five (5) Resolutions, including Resolution 2202 (2015) on the situation in Ukraine and Resolution (2199) on oil and terrorism. The Security Council has also issued two (2) Presidential Statements on Mali and Burundi as well as ten (10) press statements covering a wide range of issues.

 

NEW YORK
23 February 2015

YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs held a visit to New York on 23 February 2015 in conjunction with the United Nations Security Council Open Debate themed “Maintaining International Peace and Security: Reflect on History, Reaffirm the Strong Commitment to the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

YB Minister of Foreign Affairs was accompanied throughout his visit by H.E. Hussein Haniff, the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations; H.E. Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States; and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministerial Level Open Debate was presided by H.E. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Alongside the PRC, nine (9) other Council members were represented at the Ministerial level, including Angola, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, the Russian Federation, the United States and Venezuela.

In his statement at the open debate, YB Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the impact of globalization and the challenge posed by non-state actors, particularly terrorists, on the work of the United Nations. He also emphasized the need for the Security Council to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond effectively to the increasingly complex and multidimensional threats to international peace and security.

Prior to the open debate, YB Minister of Foreign Affairs met with his Chinese counterpart over breakfast at the Permanent Mission of the PRC to exchange views on bilateral and international issues.

YB Minister of Foreign Affairs also held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the open debate with H.E. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia; H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohamad Gargash, Minister of States for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and The Honourable Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand.

The PRC holds the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of February 2015. During this month, the Security Council has adopted five (5) Resolutions, including Resolution 2202 (2015) on the situation in Ukraine and Resolution (2199) on oil and terrorism. The Security Council has also issued two (2) Presidential Statements on Mali and Burundi as well as ten (10) press statements covering a wide range of issues.

NEW YORK

23 February 2015

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