Secretary-General continues bilateral meetings at AU Summit

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A group photo of leaders attending the African Union Summit, which marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed the human rights situation in South Sudan with President Salva Kiir Mayardit as he continues his meetings with African heads of state at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

According to a readout of the meeting, the two leaders discussed the implementation of the 27 September 2012 agreements signed with Sudan and the negotiations on the outstanding issues between the two countries.

They also discussed the economic and human rights situation in South Sudan.

The Secretary-General urged the Government of South Sudan to continue engaging with Sudan to move forward on the implementation of the agreements and underscored the importance of setting up the Abyei Area institutions.

The UN chief also met with the President of Benin, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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