SC Discussions

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to reporters on the UNSG selection discussions during the April 12, 2006 Security Council meeting:

Reporter:  (Inaudible) choosing the next Secretary General?

Ambassador Bolton:  That is what the bulk of the discussion was about as a matter of fact. 

Reporter:  I don’t know if you just spoke about it, but could you give a sense in terms of perhaps cause to give hearings or some sort of briefings of regional groups or perspective candidates; are these ideas being discussed now? 

Ambassador Bolton:  Well we are talking about all different aspects of the Secretary General selection process and particularly the role of the Security Council under the Charter and the Perm 5.

Reporter: Did anyone come to any ideas proposed?  Any kind of tentative conclusions?   Any progress report?

Ambassador Bolton:  No, as I said when I went in, this was a previously scheduled meeting.  We do this more regularly then we have before, which I think is a positive development.  And it is obviously an ongoing subject for us but we did not come today with a specific intention of making a decision but to continue to talk about the process.

 

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