“The secretary-general and the president agreed to meet again in the near future,” Dujarric told reporters at the UN headquarters.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres met with US National Security Advisor Hr McMaster and “had an opportunity to meet with President Trump.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday for the first time since they took office earlier this year amid a US effort to cut funding for the UN and its agencies.
“During his meetings at the White House, the Secretary-General felt that he had an interesting and constructive discussion on cooperation between the United States and the United Nations,” he said.
Diplomats said UN Security Council ambassadors were expected to meet with Trump in Washington on Monday. The United States is the 15-member council president for April.
Trump proposed a 28 percent cut in the State Department’s budget and foreign aid, including an unspecified reduction in financial support for the United Nations and its agencies, and a 25 percent cap on the United States’ financial contribution to the peacekeeping budget.
The United States is the largest UN financier, paying 22 percent of the $ 5.4 billion core budget and 28.5 percent of the $ 7.9 billion peacekeeping budget.
UN officials said the United States currently owed the United Nations $ 896 million to its core budget. Washington is also reviewing peacekeeping operations with renewal dates in a bid to cut costs