Annan set for visit to Washington, D.C., meetings with senior US officials
Mr. Annan is slated to leave Tuesday afternoon to attend the UN Association of the US International Visionaries Award Dinner, where he will be honoured and make remarks.
On Wednesday, the Secretary-General will travel to the University of Maryland to deliver the annual Anwar Sadat Memorial lecture, focusing on the current state of peace efforts in the Middle East. He will also receive an honorary doctorate.
Mr. Annan "will take advantage of his presence in Washington to meet with US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday afternoon before the UNA dinner, and then with President George W. Bush on Wednesday afternoon," spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.