Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Børge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway. 
Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Børge Brende, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Norway's Foreign Minister met Ban

Last updated: 4/14/2016 // - We are currently facing a more challenging global situation than we have in decades. The United Nations plays a crucial role in resolving the security policy and development policy challenges that characterize the world, said Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende after meeting with UN Secretary-General.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Foreign Minister Børge Brende discussed the situation in Syria and the importance of progress in the UN-led peace talks, adherence to the ceasefire and humanitarian access. The situation in Columbia, migration and preparation for the donor meeting for Palestinians in Brussels on 19 April, were among other topics.

During the meeting Mr. Brende promised that Norway will contribute NOK 8.5 million to the UN Development Programme's new stabilization fund for Libya.

Brende and Ban also discussed preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 May. The follow up after the Oslo Summit on Education in July last year, and the process leading to the completion of the report from the Education Commission in September this year, was also on the agenda.


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