New York

22 September 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H. E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea

Yesterday, the Secretary-General met with H. E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea.

The Secretary-General and the Minister for Foreign Affairs exchanged views on a number of issues, including the cooperation between the UN and Eritrea, sanctions imposed on the country and the peace and security situation in the region. The Secretary-General encouraged further engagement between Eritrea and the United Nations in furthering human rights in the country. The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister agreed that mixed migration, and related human trafficking challenges, presented an issue of concern for countries of origin, transit and destination and required a comprehensive response.