New York

16 May 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister of Italy

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Ms. Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister of Italy.  The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for Italy's lead role in the International Support Group for Lebanon in support of the Lebanese Armed Forces.  He thanked Italy for its cooperation with the United Nations on Libya and called for sustained support to the country. The Secretary-General also called on Italy to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean are treated with dignity.