Geneva, Switzerland

3 March 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Elías José Jaua Milano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

The Secretary-General met with Foreign Minister Milano of Venezuela. They discussed recent developments in the country.  The Secretary-General reiterated his hope to see reduced tensions and the necessary conditions to engage in meaningful dialogue.

The Secretary-General noted Venezuela’s contributions to UN priorities, and particularly climate change. He said he hoped that President Maduro would attend the summit on climate change he was convening in September. They also discussed Venezuela's role in the region, including in Colombia and Haiti.