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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretar
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The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

They discussed the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, efforts to combat climate change and, in particular, the situation of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Secretary-General commended the leadership and the advances achieved by Mauritius in these areas. The Secretary-General and the President further exchanged views on Mauritius' participation in the 2016 High Level Political Forum.

The Secretary-General also thanked the President for accepting his invitation to co-chair the UN-World Bank High-Level Panel on Water.

Port-Louis, Mauritius, 9 May 2016