if something or someone is obscure, they are unknown, or are known by only a few people. Something that is obscure is difficult to understand or deal with, usually because it involves so many parts or details. If one thing obscures another, it prevents it from being seen or heard properly. To obscure something means to make it difficult to understand.
In that statement, I want to emphasize a couple of points. Ministers reaffirmed their commitment that all possible efforts be made to achieve a negotiated settlement in the course of 2006. In other words, they are adhering to the timeline of seeking to chart the way forward this year. The ministers also agreed that striving for a negotiated settlement should not obscure the fact that neither party can unilaterally block the status process from advancing. 041b061a72