Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic

New York, 21 April 2016

The Secretary-General met today with the President of the Central African Republic, H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadéra. The Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Touadéra on his recent election and the timely formation of a government. Noting that the Central African Republic has turned a corner with the conclusion of the political transition, the Secretary-General stressed the importance of now addressing the root causes of the crisis.

They discussed immediate priorities for the new government. The Secretary-General reaffirmed the United Nations’ unwavering determination to continue supporting the Central African Republic. The Secretary-General also reiterated his firm determination to implement the United Nations zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse.