Washington, D.C.

16 April 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense of the United States

The Secretary-General met in Washington, D.C., today with the United States Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, and expressed his appreciation for the US contribution to UN peacekeeping missions around the world.

The Secretary-General discussed with the Secretary of Defense the preparations for the 2015 Peacekeeping Summit. They also talked about UN peacekeeping missions around the world, including those in Haiti, Mali and South Sudan. They also discussed the situation in Yemen.