New York

25 April 2013

Readout for the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Mali

The Secretary-General met today with the Foreign Minister of Mali, H.E. Mr. Tiéman Coulibaly. They exchanged views on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2100 (2013), which authorized the deployment of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). They discussed the political, human rights and security situation in the country, including preparations for the holding of free, fair and credible elections. The Secretary-General reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to work closely with the Malian authorities to support inclusive political dialogue, protect and promote human rights and ensure the protection of the civilian population.