New York

24 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS). 

The Secretaries General signed the Protocol of Amendment to the 1989 UN-LAS Agreement of Cooperation to strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations. 

The Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Aboul Gheit on the recent assumption of his duties as Secretary-General of the LAS and reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to work constructively with the LAS. 

The Secretary-General stressed the need to urgently find a political solution to the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya, and emphasized the need to revive the Middle East Peace Process.