Annan embarks on 10-day trip to Central America

Annan embarks on 10-day trip to Central America

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today left New York for Nicaragua, the first stop on a 10-day trip to Central America for meetings with leaders in the region.

According to a UN spokesperson, Mr. Annan was scheduled to arrive this afternoon in Managua, where he will receive the keys to the City of Managua from Mayor Herty Lewites. Afterward, the Secretary-General will go on to a private meeting with President Enrique Bolanos Geyer.

Later today, Mr. Annan will receive the Grand Cross of the Jose Dolores Estrada and attend a dinner hosted by the President.