Maputo, Mozambique

20 May 2013

Readout of Secretary-General's meetings at Mozambique's National Assembly

The Secretary-General met today with the President of the National Assembly of Mozambique, Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dhlovo. He congratulated her as the first woman to hold the post. He also said he was encouraged by the number of women in parliament.

The Secretary-General and Ms. Macamo discussed some of the main challenges Mozambique faces and exchanged views on how best the United Nations can support in addressing them.

The Vice-Presidents, Chairs of key parliamentary commissions and parliamentary opposition leaders also attended the meeting.

The Secretary-General commended the efforts of the National Assembly to promote social cohesion and political dialogue, which have helped to strengthen peace in Mozambique.