Addis Ababa

25 May 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi, Foreign Minister of Mauritania

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, at the African Union Summit today.

They discussed the political situation in the country, particularly the upcoming elections, as well as the situation in the Sahel and the humanitarian impact of the Malian crisis on Mauritania. 

The Secretary?General commended Mauritania’s support to refugees from Mali and, in this regard, expressed the readiness of the United Nations to continue working with the authorities to address the problem.