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UN chief to travel to Myanmar, Australia for summits

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon will leave New York on Monday on a trip that will take him to Myanmar and Australia to attend regional summits, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said.Ban's first
IANS November 08, 2014 8:29 IST
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United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon will leave New York on Monday on a trip that will take him to Myanmar and Australia to attend regional summits, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said.

Ban's first stop will be in Myanmar's capital of Naypyidaw, where he will attend the sixth summit between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the ninth East Asian Summit, Xinhua quoted Dujarric as saying at a daily news briefing here.

"The secretary-general will meet with leaders on the margins of these meetings," said the spokesman. "He will also hold talks with senior officials from the government of Myanmar and others."

He will then travel to Australia to attend sessions of the Group of 20 leaders'summit which will take place in Brisbane, Dujarric said, referring to the group of 20 largest economies in the world.

"The Secretary-General will also hold bilateral meetings with other attendees of the G-20 summit," he said, adding that he will return to New York Nov 17.