Abdallah Baali Quotes

Abdallah Baali (born 19 October 1954) is an Algerian career diplomat

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Abdallah Baali


“What matters in our eyes is that he's the president's choice and that he's close to the president. That gives him certainly the authority to deal with us in New York.”

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“In the past five years, Kofi Annan focused on Africa because the Africans had the impression the United Nations was not doing enough for them,”

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“The United Nations has no role to play in Algeria, ... What is taking place in Algeria is something which we have to handle ourselves.”

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“What we need from these Europeans is to put an end to these networks, ... We accept any mission whose objective is to exchange views with Algerians in order to strengthen the fight against terrorism.”

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“This test of the U.N. mission in Sierra Leone shows very clearly that the mandates and resources are not and never were appropriate to the situation,”

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“We have made it clear that it is premature and it is unjustified to talk about sanctions when the investigation is still going on and we do not know what will be the final outcome,”

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“The views of the United States are very important ... We will take them into account.”

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“You cannot give all the powers to the secretary general. The General Assembly has to keep its main prerogative, and the secretary general and all bodies should be accountable to the General Assembly.”

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“On management reform, you have one side basically saying that the secretary general should be empowered and should have all flexibility as a kind of C.E.O. and the other side saying that it is not ready to give up the prerogative of the General Assembly and would like to keep a close eye on the work of the secretary general.”

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“We have every trust in him,”

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