UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Bulgaria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Bulgaria on Wednesday for the first leg of a three-country European tour.

Ban will meet with Bulgaria’s President Georgi Parvanov, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov as well as the country’s Speaker of Parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, and other legislators, according to information released by his spokesperson today.

The Secretary-General then travels to Turkey to open the fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), a five-day event starting on 9 May in Istanbul in which the world’s most economically vulnerable countries will discuss how to strengthen their economies and reduce poverty.

The conference is being attended by several other top UN officials as well as many heads of State and government.

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