Montreux, Switzerland

21 January 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Faisal, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Secretary-General met today with His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Faisal, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ahead of the High-Level Segment of the Geneva Conference on Syria.

They discussed the conference and the need to end the conflict in Syria. They also spoke about Yemen and applauded the National Dialogue, which is now concluding. They also spoke about Lebanon and the need to support its stability. The Secretary-General thanked Saudi Arabia for its support to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque's support for the UN's counter-terrorism efforts, including his recent pledge of $100 million.