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Readout of the President of the General Assembly’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Borge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Development of Norway

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, New York, 17 December 2013

PGA John Ashe with HE Mr. Borge BrendeThe President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. Mr. Borge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Development of Norway to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

President Ashe outlined the schedule of events and meetings set to take place in 2014 and called on Norway’s active participation in the events and support for elaboration of the process.

Minister Brende expressed interest in participating actively in the process and informed of his interest in attending the High-level event on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in June 2014 and the Stock-taking event taking place in September 2014. He noted the importance of the interlinkages of development and of ownership of the sustainable development agenda

John Ashe (left), President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, meets with H.E. Mr. Borge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Development of Norway . UN Photo/ Frances Fuller