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On January 30, 2017, Ambassador Nikki Haley conducted her first courtesy calls and phone conversations with her UN counterparts as U.S. Permanent Representative. She chose to do so with the Permanent Representatives of Israel, the United Kingdom, France, and Ukraine.
In her phone conversation with Ambassador Danon of Israel, Ambassador Haley underscored the United States’ ironclad support for Israel, including blocking anti-Israel actions at the United Nations. She expressed her strong determination to avoid any replay of last December’s disastrous UN Security Council Resolution 2334.
Ambassador Haley met with Ambassador Rycroft of the United Kingdom and highlighted the importance of the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, pledging continued cooperation within the P3. In her meeting with Ambassador Delattre of France, Ambassador Haley addressed the importance of our partnership with the Government of France and stressed continued strong P3 partnership.
Ambassador Haley was also pleased to meet with Ambassador Yelchenko of Ukraine to discuss Ukraine’s impending February presidency of the Security Council, and to reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In addition, yesterday, Ambassador Haley spoke with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. She thanked the Special Envoy for his tireless work to bring peace to Syria and underscored her support for his efforts to bring an end to violence and achieve a sustainable political solution.