Readout of the Secretary-General´s meeting with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
Brasilia, Brazil, 17 June 2011The Secretary-General met with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil yesterday.
He noted that this year, President Rousseff will be the first woman in the history of the United Nations to open the General Assembly's annual high-level General Debate.
The Secretary-General also invited her to take a lead role at an international meeting on nuclear safety and security that he will convene in September.
He expressed appreciation for Brazil's efforts to promote regional integration and South-South cooperation, as well as for the President's leadership in the arena of disarmament.
The Secretary-General and the President also discussed the upcoming Rio+20 conference and Security Council reform.
He also conveyed the United Nations' gratitude to Brazil for its work in providing humanitarian assistance and its important role in peacekeeping, particularly in Haiti.