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Readout of the President of the General Assembly’s meeting with H. E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, New York, 30 September 2013

Assembly President Meets H. E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa,The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. They discussed the process envisioned for the elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the three high-level events and three thematic debates which are expected to contribute to the work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and the Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing.

The Foreign Minister expressed his full support for the theme chosen for the sixty-eighth session and assured President Ashe of Bahrain’s commitment to work with his Office in the further elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and discussed Bahrain’s overall cooperation and initiatives with the United Nations.

The President of the General Assembly thanked the Foreign Minister for his support and welcomed Bahrain’s engagement in the work of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly.

John W. Ashe (right), President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, meets with H. E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Photo/Bill Bly