New York 21 September 2016.
The Western Sahara issue and the election of the new Secretary General of the United Nations are among the issues broached in a meeting held, on 21 September 2016, in New York, between the minister of State, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra and the president of the UN Security Council, Murray McCully.
The two parties broached, in a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, many issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, particularly Western Sahara and the election of the new Secretary General of the United Nations .
In addition, Lamamra congratulated McCully, who is also New Zealand’s minister of Foreign Affairs, for the “remarkable” role played by his country as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, recalling that this “is perfectly coherent with New Zealand’s principled positions since joining the UN organization.”
Furthermore, broaching the bilateral relations, the two parties expressed “the shared willingness and the determination to work for the strengthening of the economic and commercial cooperation ties between the two countries”.