New York

24 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. 

The Secretary-General and Mr. Flanagan discussed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Secretary-General commended Ireland for its leadership in the Agenda’s negotiation and implementation process. He also expressed appreciation to Ireland for its generous support to many least developed countries. 

The Secretary-General thanked Ireland for its support for United Nations peace operations, including the country's contributions to United Nations missions in many countries, particularly in Lebanon.