The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Hamady Ould Hamady, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
They discussed the process of national dialogue in Mauritania, the Western Sahara issue and the situation in Mali.
The Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations readiness to support the process of national dialogue in Mauritania. He encouraged the Government to promote inclusiveness throughout the implementation of that process. He discussed the issue of Western Sahara, thanking Mauritania for its support to the UN-led mediation process.
The Secretary-General also sought the views of Mauritania on the implications of the security and humanitarian situation in Mali encouraging it to continue to play a positive role to achieve stability in the region.