UN Deputy Secretary-General heads to Beirut and Kabul

UN Deputy Secretary-General heads to Beirut and Kabul

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, is scheduled to depart New York tonight for a week-long trip that will take her to Lebanon and Afghanistan, a UN spokesperson announced today in New York.

Ms. Fréchette will travel first to Beirut to attend the Ninth Summit of the Francophonie, addressing its opening session on Friday.

Arriving in Kabul on Sunday, she will start a three-day visit focusing on internal meetings with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. She will also meet with senior Afghan government officials before returning to New York on 24 October.