Ban Ki-moon to visit Italy, Switzerland, Qatar and Syria – UN spokesman
In Rome, Mr. Ban “plans to meet with senior Italian leaders,” spokesperson Marie Okabe told a press briefing in New York. “He also expects to meet with the Pope in Vatican City.”
While in Switzerland, he will hold talks with leaders of the Swiss Government and will chair a meeting of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) which brings together top officials from across the UN system.
Mr. Ban will address a Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade in Doha, Qatar, before heading to Damascus, where he “plans to meet with senior government officials, including the president, on a range of issues,” Ms. Okabe said.