New York

24 September 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation. During the meeting, they discussed the situation in Syria. They also exchanged views on disarmament and on prospects for a concrete outcome from the upcoming High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.

The Secretary-General expressed his deep appreciation for Switzerland’s strong support for the UN’s mediation and humanitarian efforts. They also discussed Geneva’s unique role as a UN hub for humanitarian, human rights and other issues, and the Strategic Heritage Plan.