UN chief, UK PM meet on global challenges

UN chief, British PM have exchanged views on the current global challenges.

Updated: Jul 22, 2010, 09:47 AM IST

New York: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and British Prime Minister David Cameron have exchanged views on the current global challenges, a Downing Street spokesman said.

The meeting kicked off on Wednesday evening after Cameron`s first visit to the UN Headquarters in New York as Prime Minister, Xinhua reported.

"It was a meeting of minds on the full range of current global challenges," the spokesman said in an e-mailed message to the press here.

"The leaders agreed that the current strategy in Afghanistan was right, and that a political surge was an essential part of the next phase of the campaign," the spokesman said.

"On global poverty, they agreed that the September Millennium Development Goals Summit was a vital opportunity to get the world back on track to meet its commitments to the most vulnerable on the planet," the spokesman said.

"The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General also discussed the Middle East," the message said.