New York

24 September 2016

Secretary-General's remarks at signing of League of Arab States Protocol [as prepared for delivery]

Your Excellency Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States,

Since the founding of our respective organizations in 1945, the League of Arab States has been a valued partner of the United Nations. 

Today, we sign a Protocol of Amendment to invigorate and enhance our cooperation. 

I am proud of the step we are taking today and all of our work together over my last ten years as Secretary-General. 

I am confident that my colleagues joining us today will work closely with you to continue this commitment and further strengthen our partnership.

Thank you.