UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to arrive

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to arrive

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to arrive

Written by Staff Writer

26 Aug, 2016 | 7:58 am

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave New York this Saturday, for Singapore, on the first leg of a trip that will take him to Myanmar and Sri Lanka for official visits, to the People’s Republic of China for the G20 Summit, and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the annual ASEAN-UN Summit.

In the evening of the 31st,  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Sri Lanka, where he will meet with President Maithripala Sirisena, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and other members of the government and parliament.

He will also deliver a keynote speech at a public event on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16, dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

While in Sri Lanka, the Secretary-General will also visit a resettlement site in Jaffna in the North of the country, and participate in an event on the role of youth in reconciliation and coexistence in Galle, in the south of the country.

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