Wednesday, March 21, 2012

UN chief Ban to visit Singapore

SINGAPORE: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is making an official visit to Singapore.

The visit from March 22-23 is at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Mr Ban will be accompanied by his wife Mrs Ban Soon-taek, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Ms Noeleen Heyzer and senior officials from the UN.

This will be Mr Ban's first official visit to Singapore as UN Secretary-General.

During his stay, Mr Ban and his wife will call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Tan.

Mr Ban will meet Prime Minister Lee who will also be hosting a dinner in honour of the visitors.

Mr Ban will also be hosted to lunch by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and meet Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam.

Mr Ban will deliver the inaugural IISS Fullerton Lecture organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia).

- CNA/cc

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Source From Channel News Asia

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