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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Nabil El-Araby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 May 2014

The Secretary-General met today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with Nabil El-Araby, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.

They discussed the situations in Syria and Libya.

During their discussion on Syria, they agreed to work together to resume the Geneva talks. They also agreed that the planned presidential elections in Syria are not compatible with moving forward. They also both expressed their concern at the continuing violence and humanitarian situation in the country.

They also discussed the situation in Libya and agreed to work together with the government of Libya on creating an inclusive political process.