Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Ms. Cristina Fernández, President of Argentina
New York, 5 August 2013
The Secretary-General congratulated President Fernández for Argentina’s presidency of the Security Council. The Secretary-General welcomed the open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security that Argentina had convened for 6 August. The Secretary-General thanked President Fernández for Argentina’s support for Haiti and praised Argentina for setting an example by integrating gender in national defence and security policies as well as in contributions to peacekeeping operations. They discussed the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). The Secretary-General reiterated that his good offices to resolve this dispute remain available, if both parties engage. President Fernández also raised for discussion the incidents that affected the 2 July flight of President Evo Morales of Bolivia and the reported large-scale surveillance programmes, as well as the situations in Egypt and Syria.
Readouts on 5 August 2013
- New York - Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Elías Jaua, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and President of MERCOSUR; H.E. Mr. Héctor Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina; H.E. Mr. David Choquehuanca, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia; H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil; and H.E. Mr. Luis Almagro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay