New York

23 September 2013

Readout of the UN Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Frederik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden.  They discussed the conflict in Syria and the importance of a political solution.

The Secretary-General thanked Sweden for its contributions to supporting United Nations humanitarian aid efforts in Syria, including through a generous response to the refugee crisis, and for the critical assistance provided to the work of the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team.

The Secretary-General and Prime Minister Reinfeldt also exchanged views on preparations for the post-2015 development agenda and the importance of addressing the challenges of climate change.

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister underscored the importance of the resumption of negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.