October 20, 2017

Cannes, France, 4 November 2011 – Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey

The Secretary-General met today with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey.

They discussed Cyprus and the progress made on this issue at the recent meeting convened by the Secretary-General, as well as the remaining challenges.

They also discussed the situation in Syria and efforts to resolve the crisis there. The Secretary-General stressed the importance for the international community to speak in a coherent voice on this matter.

On Libya, the Secretary-General briefed on his recent visit and detailed the UN’s support to the country. He also talked about the UN’s electoral support to the recent elections in Tunisia.

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed the relationship between Turkey and Israel, the Middle East peace process and the Palestine membership issue following the decision by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also addressed the situation in Somalia and the recent Afghanistan Regional Conference held in Istanbul.

 
Cannes, France, 3 November 2011 – Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and H.E. Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

The Secretary-General met today with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council. They discussed the ongoing G20 Summit discussions, particularly concerning innovative sources of financing for development and climate change financing. The Secretary-General also expressed his hope that the European Union would play a strong political leadership role in the road to the Rio+20 conference and at the meeting itself next year.

The Secretary-General, Mr. Barroso and Mr. Van Rompuy also exchanged views on the situation in Syria as well as on the Middle East peace process and the Palestinian membership issue. They also discussed Cyprus and the progress made on this issue at the recent meeting convened by the Secretary-General in Long Island.