Shanghai, China

21 May 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the margins of the Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

On the situation in Syria, the Secretary-General and President Rouhani exchanged views on how to set the country on a path of peace through a political solution. They also discussed how to ensure humanitarian assistance reaches millions of refugees and internally displaced people.

The Secretary-General expressed his hope that progress in the P5+1 negotiations would resolve outstanding international concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program.