Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with Norwegian Government officials
Oslo, Norway, 10 October 2011The Secretary-General met with senior Norwegian Government leaders in Oslo on Monday.
In his meeting with the Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, the two leaders discussed the UN's agenda for Rio+20, the Secretary-General's initiative on SE4ALL (Sustainable Energy for All) and Norway's Energy+ initiative.
They also discussed strategies for attaining Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, including the “Every Woman – Every Child” initiative.
The Secretary-General thanked Norway for its support for UN reforms and outlined his plans for further progress in this area.
The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister exchanged views on the global economic crisis and the role of the G20, including the importance for the G20 to give due consideration to combating climate change and supporting development.
In his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, H.E. Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, the Secretary-General and the Minister discussed recent developments in the Middle East, including Syria. They also exchanged views on the Middle East Peace Process, Afghanistan, and Sudan and South Sudan.
The Secretary-General met with Minister of Environment and International Development of Norway, H.E. Mr. Erik Solheim. The Secretary-General thanked the Minister for Norway's financial support for Haiti. They discussed sustainable energy, Haiti and Sri Lanka.
The Secretary-General attended a high-level luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister, which senior delegates to the conference attended. They discussed energy, the Millennium Development Goals and climate change, including making the forthcoming Durban conference a success. They also exchanged views on piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Guinea.
Readouts on 10 October 2011