Ban Ki-moon to meet with leaders of Haiti and Barbados next week

26 July 2007

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with Government officials, civic leaders and United Nations staff during official visits to Haiti and Barbados next week, a spokesperson for the world body announced today.

While in Haiti, Mr. Ban plans to meet with President René Préval and visit the Port-au-Prince headquarters of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), UN Spokesperson Marie Okabe said at a press briefing.

He is expected to travel to Cité Soleil, where he is scheduled to visit a water tower repaired by MINUSTAH and meet with the neighbourhood’s mayor. Also on Mr. Ban’s agenda are meetings with the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, as well as with leaders from civil society, political parties and the private sector. He is scheduled to hold discussions with the Commission of Justice Reform.

In Barbados, which holds the current chairmanship of the Caribbean regional cooperation body known as CARICOM, Mr. Ban will meet with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and the Governor General, as well as with the UN country team, Ms. Okabe said.


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