Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

30 January 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Aminu Wali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Aminu Wali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, in Addis Ababa today. The Secretary-General expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and its effects on the region as a whole.

The two leaders also discussed the upcoming general elections in Nigeria in February 2015. The Secretary-General welcomed the Minister's statement that the government is committed to peaceful, fair and credible elections.

They discussed UN support in alleviating the suffering of civilians, protecting human rights and promoting development. They also raised the issue of climate change.