Representatives of Israel, Palestine, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will speak today during an open meeting of the Security Council on the escalation in the region, TASS reported, citing its sources in the organization.
In addition to the 15 member states of the Security Council, the meeting will be attended by representatives of Palestine, Israel, as well as a number of regional countries, including Jordan and Egypt, the agency's source said.
The official representative of the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters on Saturday that the head of the method will speak at the meeting.
The meeting will be the third meeting of the Security Council in a week on Palestinian-Israeli settlement, but for the first time, it will be held in an open format and with the participation of the parties to the conflict. In the course of previous meetings of the Security Council, due to the position of the United States, it was not possible to work out a single statement calling for de-escalation.