Washington, D.C.

7 April 2011

Remarks by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a joint press encounter with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (SG remarks only)

SG: Thank you, Madam Secretary. It's a great pleasure to see you again at the State Department. Today, I've had a series of very productive meetings with Congressional leaders. I regard the strong cooperation and support between the United Nations and the United States as a very important pillar for the United Nations to perform our mandate from the United Nations member states. And I believe that the stalwart support by the Obama Administration and Madam Secretary has never been more important than it is today, when we confront major challenges in Cote d'Ivoire, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Haiti. I am looking forward to having a great discussion with Secretary Clinton today as we are working together to address all these challenges to make a better world for all. Thank you very much.