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United Nations, New York, 1 March 2010

President Treki meets with UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé

The President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Ali Abdussalam Treki, met with the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibé, to discuss the Organization's efforts to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. Mr. Sidibé emphasized that combating HIV/AIDS is key to achieve Millennium Development Goals.

Mr. Sidibé stressed the need for African countries to coordinate their national efforts to improve the fight against HIV/AIDS, further promote prevention and provide treatment and care.

The President of the General Assembly commended UNAIDS for its important efforts. He supported the call for a regional regulatory framework to ensure affordable treatment.