United Nations: Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General will visit resettlement site in Jaffna in Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his trip to the island nation later this month.
Ban will leave to Singapore later this week, on its very first visit includes to Myanmar and Sri Lanka for official purpose, then to China for G20 Summit and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the annual ASEAN-UN Summit.
On 31st August, he will travel to Colombo to meet Sirisena and Wickremesinghe as well as other members of the Lankan government and Parliament.
Ban will also deliver speech on Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16, which is an aim to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
“The Secretary General also visit to Sri Lankan resettlement site in Jaffna in north of the country and participate in event of youth in settlement and coexistence in Galle, held at south of the island,” Ban’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters on Wednesday.
The UN chief is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as well as other government officials in Singapore.
He will be communicated with an Honorary Doctorate by Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the National University of Singapore.
Ban will meet President U Htin Kyaw and Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as well as other political and civil society leaders. He will also meet State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
On 3 September, he will be in Hangzhou in China for the G20 Summit, which will also be attended by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
For the concluding his visit he travel to Vientiane in Laos, for the eighth ASEAN-UN Summit meeting on 7 September and the 11th East Asia Summit on 7 September.