New York

25 September 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates

The Secretary-General met today with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs the United Arab Emirates.  The Secretary-General thanked the Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ generous contributions to United Nations humanitarian efforts in a number of areas, including mine action.

They discussed the deepening crisis in Syria, as well as in the neighbouring countries.

The Secretary-General and the Minister exchanged views on sustainable development, renewable energy and climate change.