Moscow, Russian Federation

16 November 2017

​Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with H. E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

The Deputy Secretary-General attended today the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in a Sustainable Development Era in Moscow, co-hosted by Russia's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

On the margins of the Conference, the Deputy Secretary-General, accompanied by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, to discuss the active cooperation in tackling tuberculosis globally and other health issues.

The Deputy Secretary-General and the President also exchanged perspectives on the ongoing efforts to reposition the UN development system and the broader reform of the United Nations.

The Deputy Secretary-General also held other bilateral discussions on Russia's leadership role in fostering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development internationally, including with H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The Deputy Secretary-General is grateful to the Russian Government for its hospitality and support to her delegation.