Montreux, Switzerland

22 January 2014

Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Ahmet Davutoglu, the Foreign Minister of Turkey

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Ahmet Davutoglu, the Foreign Minister of Turkey, ahead of the High-Level Segment of the Geneva Conference on Syria.

Their discussions focussed on Syria, particularly covering the humanitarian and refugee crisis as well as the talks in Montreux and Geneva.

The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for Turkey's support for refugees over many months and for Turkey's work in helping the opposition to organize itself for talks.