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UN chief, U.S. President Trump hold first meeting

Xinhua, April 21, 2017 Adjust font size:

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday, said a UN spokesperson.

The UN chief had an "interesting and constructive conversation on cooperation between the United States and the United Nations," UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told a daily briefing.

"The secretary-general and the president agreed to meet again in the near future," said Dujarric.

Guterres, who took up the reins of the United Nations in January, also met with U.S. National Security Advisor, General H.R. McMaster.

Guterres traveled to Washington on Thursday to attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

On Friday morning, after the meetings at the White House, Guterres participated in a panel discussion entitled "Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility."

He said the best and the most necessary investment is the investment in prevention and in addressing the problems of fragility before it turns into conflict. Endit