New York

13 May 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo

The Secretary-General met today in New York, with His Excellency Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo. They discussed recent developments in Africa, including drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, terrorism, piracy and climate change.

They exchanged views on the importance of promoting sustainable peace and security in West Africa, particularly in the context of peacekeeping and international security. In this context, the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for Togo’s contribution to peacekeeping in Mali and Guinea-Bissau.

Lastly, the Secretary-General and the President of Togo agreed on the importance of adopting the Global Climate Change Treaty before the end of 2015.