Readout of the Security Council Permanent Representatives’ Meeting with Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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Washington, DC
December 7, 2015


U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power today joined a meeting hosted by Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Chairman Bob Corker and Ranking Member Ben Cardin with the U.N. Security Council permanent representatives, including the five (Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay) who will begin their terms in January 2016. The permanent representatives had an opportunity to hear the Senators’ views on current U.S. national security priorities, including the situation in Syria, efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL and other terrorist groups, the implementation of the Iran deal, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the future of Ukraine, among other critical topics. The Senators stressed the importance of multilateral engagement as a means of resolving the range of conflicts we face today. The group discussed the role the SFRC plays in U.S. foreign policy-making, and the urgent need for broader international cooperation in confronting shared challenges.

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