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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Readout of Secretary-General's telephone call with Bono

Seoul, Republic of Korea, 11 August 2011

The Secretary-General spoke with Bono by telephone today to discuss the humanitarian situation in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

The Secretary-General thanked Bono for his concern about and work to alleviate the suffering in the region.

They discussed the need to galvanize fund-raising efforts and to improve access for humanitarian workers to deliver aid, notably in Somalia. They also agreed on the importance of supporting political dialogue in Somalia.

Readouts on 11 August 2011