New York

24 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H. E. Sheikh Saba Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Sheikh Saba Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait.

They discussed the situations in Yemen and Syria as well as the matter of missing Kuwaiti persons in Iraq. On Yemen, the Secretary-General underlined his strong view that an immediate cessation of hostilities is needed and that peace talks must urgently resume.

The Secretary-General thanked Kuwait for its generous support to the United Nations humanitarian efforts.