Упр.1. Работа со словарем. Выясните значение новых слов в словаре и переведите следующие словосочетания на русский язык:


  • Yemen tried to broker a deal in March;
  • after three rounds of discussions brokered by Turkey;
  • after a new US administration is in place that can serve as a broker;
  • the Egyptian foreign minister urged Israel to consider the plan seriously;
  • the treaty is binding on all states that are parties to it;
  • the political will of the parties to the conflict is needed;
  • Iraq's interim government / cabinet assumes power in a ceremony in Baghdad;
  • the stalled world trade liberalization negotiations;
  • the Turkish government's push for peace with Kurdish rebels stalled

Упр. 2. Переведите следующие сообщения на русский язык:


  1. Secretary-General to Pay Official Visit to Austria

UN (Reuters) — The United Nations Secretary-General will pay a three-day official visit to Vienna next week at the invitation of the Austrian Government, during which he will meet the President of the country.

Mr. Ban’s visit from 22 to 24 February will follow his attendance at a meeting in Berlin of the so-called diplomatic Quartet of Middle-East peace brokers seeking to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the second such meeting this month. The Quartet, comprising the UN, Russia, the European Union and the United States, has been promoting the so-called road map plan for a two-state solution. The solution will enable Israel and Palestine to live side by side in peace.

During his visit to Austria, Mr. Ban will also confer with the Director-General of the UN Office in Vienna and the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General.


2. Push for direct Middle East talks nearing turning point – UN


UN (Reuters) — Efforts to promote direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are nearing a turning point, a senior United Nations official said today, underlining that success depends on continued regional and international support.

Since May, seven rounds of indirect talks have been held between the two sides to identify areas of mutual interest, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs told the Security Council.

Currently, the parties are holding discussions at home on whether to enter direct talks. “We urge them to be forthcoming in their deliberations and are hopeful that both sides will seize the opportunity to make decisive progress towards a mutually-acceptable two-state solution, within a realistic timeframe,” the UN official said.

He voiced appreciation for the United States’ mediation, and welcomed last month’s decision by the foreign ministers of the Arab League to give its backing, in principle, to Mr. Abbas’ decision to enter into direct negotiations when he deems it appropriate.



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