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Readout of the President of the General Assembly’s meeting with H. E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, New York, 27 September 2013

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria. The Foreign Minister congratulated President Ashe on his assumption of the Presidency of the General Assembly.

The Foreign Minister discussed the need for stronger progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, improving investment opportunities, accelerating action to combat climate change, and the need to enhance the Group of 77 and China as well as the Non Aligned Movement. He informed President Ashe of Algeria’s Human Rights Council candidacy and a Spain-Algeria initiative on water.

The Foreign Minister also addressed the need for Security Council Reform and underscored the need for the General Assembly to be strengthened.

The Foreign Minister offered Algeria’s support and expertise to the office of the President of the General Assembly. President Ashe thanked the Foreign Minister for this support and for the good relations he shared with the delegation of Algeria.