UN Secretary-General to Visit Namibia, Equitorial Guinea, Kenya

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will travel to Windhoek on Monday before going to Malabo for the African Union (AU) Summit, a statement said.

The statement, issued in New York on Saturday, said Ban would also travel to Nairobi for the closing session of the UN Environment Assembly.

While in Namibia, the secretary-general will meet with President Hifikepunye Pohamba and other government officials, the statement said.

It added that Ban would participate in the opening ceremony of the UN House in Windhoek, which hosts 12 agencies, funds and programmes.

On June 25, the secretary-general will leave Namibia for Equatorial Guinea for the 23rd Ordinary Session of AU.

According the statement, the secretary-general is expected to address the summit on June 26 and hold bilateral meetings with heads of state and other high officials.

It further stated that on June 27, the secretary-general would leave for Nairobi to attend the closing session of the first UN Environment Assembly.

The assembly is the UN Environment Programme’s governing body and the highest-level global platform for environmental policy making.

While in Kenya, the Secretary-General will also hold bilateral meetings with government officials, including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The secretary-general is expected back in New York on Sunday, June 29. (NAN)

Source : Leadership