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UN Secretary General Talks Cholera With President Obama

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. The Secretary-General thanked President Obama for the strong and consistent support of the United States for the United Nations on many issues, in particular climate change.

They discussed ways to end the appalling crisis in Syria and to resume the intra-party talks.

The two leaders discussed the alarming situation on the Korean Peninsula and in South Sudan.

Turning to Haiti, the Secretary-General expressed regret and sorrow at the outbreak of cholera and the profound suffering of Haitians affected. He informed President Obama of the package of material assistance being developed for those most directly affected and said he hoped he could count on the support of the U.S.  

New York, 20 September

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