The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Luis Federico Franco Gómez, President of the Republic of Paraguay.
They discussed recent events in the country. The Secretary-General expressed the hope that the months leading to the 2013 elections could be used for dialogue among all political actors to address the country's challenges. He also expressed appreciation for recent advances to protect and promote gender equality. The Secretary-General thanked for Paraguay’s commitment to peacekeeping operations and for its contribution to Haiti. Paraguay’s active role in the Landlocked Developing Countries group was also raised.