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UN Chief in Vietnam

Released at: 12:38, 23/05/2015

UN Chief in Vietnam

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Hanoi yesterday for two-day visit.

by Thu Hoang

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and his wife arrived in Hanoi yesterday for a two-day official visit, at the invitation of State President Truong Tan Sang.

This is his second visit to Vietnam since he took up the Secretary-General position in 2007.

Ban is scheduled to meet President Sang, pay courtesy calls on Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and meet with UN agency representatives in Vietnam.

He is also to hold discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, meet Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) staff and students, and attend a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center in Hanoi.

The visit aims to further the multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and the UN.

It is also designed to increase the effectiveness of UN aid in implementing the post-2015 Development Agenda, particularly in mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Since becoming a member of the UN in 1977, Vietnam has made practical contributions to the organization’s activities in many fields. In particular, it completed its role as a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council in 2008-2009 with distinction.

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