Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, while attending the Non-Aligned Summit meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, held numerous bilateral meetings. Following the inaugural session on Wednesday, 18 October, at which the Secretary-General delivered his address, the Secretary-General met the President of Algeria, Liamine Zeroual. They discussed the elections in Algeria and the question of Western Sahara. On Western Sahara, the president promised all help in furthering the process of implementation of the settlement plan for Western Sahara. They also received the United Nations financial crisis.

The Secretary-General then had a cordial and productive meeting with the Foreign Minister of Libya, Omar Mustafa Muntasser. The meeting, which took place at the Convention Centre, lasted approximately 25 minutes. They discussed the implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions in the hope that there could be progress towards a solution of the problem.

The Secretary-General then met with President Soeharto of Indonesia. He congratulated the President for his leadership as the former Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement. They discussed East Timor, in the context of the next meeting due to take place in London on 16 January 1996. They also discussed United Nations financial problems.

The Secretary-General also met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. They discussed the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Pakistan's troop contributions to United Nations peace-keeping in that country. They also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kashmir.

Later in the afternoon, the Secretary-General met with the representatives of Egypt, Ghana, Qatar, Philippines and Colombia.

The Secretary-General left Cartagena for New York Thursday morning, 19 October. He is due back in the office Friday morning, 20 October.

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