New York

2 May 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with the five permanent members of the Security Council

The Secretary-General invited the five permanent members of the Security Council (P5) to an informal meeting, for discussions on Syria.  They discussed possible diplomatic moves to end the crisis. He briefed them on the latest developments relating to the chemical weapons investigation mission.  They also discussed the ever-worsening humanitarian situation inside Syria and the neighbouring countries, and international efforts to alleviate it.