Readout of the Secretary-General’s Meeting with H.E. Mr. Héctor Timerman Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Argentina
New York, 22 October 2012
The Secretary-General met today with Foreign Minister Timerman. The Secretary-General congratulated Argentina on its election to the Security Council for 2013-2014 and thanked Argentina for its steadfast support for UN priorities. He welcomed the new Permanent Representative-designate of Argentina to the United Nations, Ambassador María Cristina Perceval.
The Secretary-General and Foreign Minister Timerman discussed the case of the Argentine frigate Fragata Libertad in Ghana. The Secretary-General acknowledged the concern of the Government of Argentina for the well-being of its crew members. The Secretary-General expressed the hope that both Governments will find a way to address the matter on a bilateral basis, in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to which both Argentina and Ghana are parties.