The President of the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the election of the President of the Second Meeting of States Parties.
Speech of H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith
The President of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, Dr. Adnan Mansour made opening remarks outlining his expectations for the Meeting and the time period of his Presidency. In the spirit of partnership, which has been the hallmark of this Convention, the President first invited four speakers to address the plenary:
Speech of H.E. Dr. Adnan Mansour
Statement of Mr. Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, High Representative of Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
Statement of Ms. Christine Beerli, Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Statement of Mr. Branislav Kapetanovic, Spokesperson of the Cluster Munition Coalition
Statements of Ms. Randa Berri, Representative of civil society in Lebanon, the Lebanese Handicap Welfare Association