The has pleaded to President Yoweri Museveni to help avert the deteriorating circumstance in Burundi and restore peace.

He additionally encouraged him to try and bring the two warring factions in the South Sudan conflict to negotiate convincing peace agreements for the nation.

Ban Ki-Moon and President Museveni were talking during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the UN High-Level Thematic Debate on UN cooperation with Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security for development.

The two leaders additionally discussed Regional issues covering Burundi, Somalia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Secretary-General expressed gratitude toward the President for saving time to come and deliver the keynote address.

Ban Ki-Moon commended President Museveni and other regional leaders for their endeavors that brought peace to Burundi leading to the democratic transition.

He additionally thanked President Museveni for his endeavors in stabilizing Somalia under AMISOM.
President Museveni told the Secretary-General that Al Shabaab in Somalia has largely been crushed in towns but still roam the rural areas and called for more deployments with a specific end goal to contain them.

The meeting was additionally attended by the UN General Assembly President H.E. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon Okello Oryem, and Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Richard Nduhura.

Later, President Yoweri Museveni received and held a bilateral meeting with the Tanzanian pioneer H.E. Jakaya Kikwete at the President residency in New York.

The two discussed matters of common interest.

Prior President Museveni had met and held a discussion with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Hon. Annika Soder who met him at the UN Headquarters.

The two talked about regional issues particularly the situation in Somalia.

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