Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General-elect, on November 14.
Mr. Guterres was also received by President Hollande on the same day.
Mr. Guterres will assume office on January 1, 2017. In the run-up to this date, this first meeting since his appointment by the UN General Assembly on October 13, provided an opportunity to discuss key international issues and the priorities that the next secretary-general would like to focus on during his tenure.
This meeting also provided an opportunity to assure Antonio Guterres of France’s full support in the exercise of the very important functions that will be entrusted to him on January 1, 2017.