General Assembly President to begin three-day visit to the Republic of Korea

21 August 2008

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim departs tomorrow night on a three-day visit to the Republic of Korea that will focus on issues ranging from climate change and financing for development to the current food and energy crises.

Mr. Kerim expects to meet with President Lee Myung-bak and Prime Minister Han Seung-soo during the visit, his spokesperson Janos Tisovszky told reporters today.

The Assembly President is also slated to hold talks with Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on cooperation between the UN and the Republic of Korea in the priority issues of the current General Assembly session, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UN reforms.

Before returning to headquarters, Mr. Kerim will deliver a lecture at the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University and meet with members of the UN Association of the Republic of Korea.

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