Yokohama, Japan

1 June 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Hesham Qandil, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Hesham Qandil, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Secretary-General reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to work alongside the Government and the people of Egypt in support of the country’s democratic transition, development and prosperity.

The Secretary-General welcomed Egypt’s positive role on regional issues and they exchanged views on regional matters, including Syria and the Middle East, as well as Sudan and South Sudan and Myanmar.