Statement by the Chief Administrator of the Solar Union Secretariat
Public announcement regarding the situation between Hyperborea and Neptune.
Chief Secretary Lupus would enter the Solar Union's main press conference room carrying a bundle of notes, he would place them down upon the lectern and addresses the media of the solar system.
"Good morning everyone, thank you for coming here today."
He would pause, and a thin, barely noticeable smile would trace his lips.
"I am pleased to say that as of this morning, negotiations between Hyperborea and Neptune have progressed to the point that both parties are agreed in principle, and are currently reviewing an interplanetary treaty which will end the current state of tension between these two great states.
I cannot go into too much detail as to the contents of the treaty, but I can guarantee all member-states that adherence to it from both parties will ensure peace and stability is maintained across the Union, and that working relations between Neptune and Hyperborea will be re-established.
Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the calm, collected and mature way in which both states handled these negotiations. Despite the strong differences in opinion that all sides do, from time to time, naturally feel, these representatives acted in the best interests of both of their states as well as the solar system as a whole, and I am very grateful for them resolving this situation speedily and without any bloodshed.
Thank you for listening, do the press have any questions?"
A number of hands would shoot up, and Lupus would signal to a reporter at the front
Reporter: "Jason Samuels, the Galactic Herald. Will there be a fine imposed on the Neptunian government for the loss of life suffered by the Hyperborean people?"
Chief Secretary: "Thank you for your question, I'm unable to answer your question specifically until the treaty is fully confirmed, but I can confirm that both parties have reached an accord as to the issue of the honourable late ambassador's tragic death. Next question please?"
Reporter: "Luca Pomar, The Sun." ((lol)) "How can we be sure that this treaty will be followed by both parties?"
Chief Secretary: "Thank you. Both parties entered these negotiations willingly with a sincere desire to sort out the issues between them, it is in both of their interests to now follow this legally binding document, and for their fellow member-states to ensure both parties stick to their side of the bargain. Next?"
Chief Secretary Fox would think once more about his idea for a peacekeeping and law-enforcement force to be under the authority the Solar Union, but decided that this could wait until another day.
Reporter: "Nico Sanchez, The Solar Tribune. Mr Chief Secretary, will this treaty be fully publicly available?"
Chief Secretary: "The treaty will be deposited at the Solar Union and will be on our legal database. One section of the treaty has been requested to be redacted due to national security concerns on the parts of both member-states, and the Secretariat has agreed with this request.
Thank you everyone, that will be all."