Addis Ababa

30 January 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

They discussed UN-AU cooperation and committed their two organizations to deepening their strategic partnership. The Secretary-General commended Dr. Dlamini-Zuma for her leadership of the AU Commission and her continuous efforts in seeking additional resources to aupport the work of the AU.

They exchanged views on the situations in a number of countries where the UN and AU are cooperating, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo/Great Lakes region, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and the Sahel. They also discussed the security threat posed by Boko Haram and the need to mobilize the international community even more on the regional response.