NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania/ — The Deputy Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, March 29, 2018, in Nouakchott. They discussed the situation in the Sahel and agreed that more needs to be done in terms of sustainable development as a necessary complement to security measures.
The Deputy Secretary-General also met with H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the African Union’s leadership by holding a strategy meeting on the Sahel and highlighted the need for more coordination and coherence between the different actors involved.