Ban to visit China and Mongolia this week

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:55

New York: United Nations Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon, will travel to China and Mongolia this
week to pursue a dialogue with the leadership on climate
change and discuss other global issues.

During his working visit to China, Ban will talk with
the Chinese leadership on climate change and other global
issues, the UN spokeswoman, Marie Okabe told reporters at the
UN headquarters here.

Ban is scheduled to meet on Friday with the Chinese
President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign
Minister Yang Jiechi.

The Secretary General will participate in climate
change events including one focused on energy efficient
technologies and the extensive production and use of energy
saving lamps in China, Okabe said.

After China, the Secretary-General is scheduled to go
to Mongolia on July 26 on an official visit. There he will
address the challenges of climate change and adaptation with
an emphasis on the special needs of landlocked countries.

He will meet President Elbegdorj Tsakhia, Prime
Minister Bayar Sanj and Foreign Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold,
she added.

In his continuing focus on how climate change affects
the lives of populations, the Secretary-General will also
spend time in a traditional Mongolian herder community, faced
with water shortages and desertification, the spokeswoman

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:55

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