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Ban to visit India to attend Sustainable Development Summit

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit India next week to attend a four-day summit on sustainable development, after dropping in on Pakistan, where is expected to discuss terrorism among other issues.

world Updated: Jan 30, 2009 10:38 IST

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit India next week to attend a four-day summit on sustainable development, after dropping in on Pakistan, where is expected to discuss terrorism among other issues.

His programme in New Delhi is not yet known but his visit is mainly to attend the Sustainable Development Summit 2009 beginning February 4.

Prior to going to Delhi, he will pay an official visit to Pakistan where he is expected to discuss the situation in the region as also the issue terrorism.

Ban will travel to Islamabad after an official visit to Abu Dhabi following his participation in African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

Sources have said he is expected to visit Kabul also but the UN spokesperson declined to confirm that.

The spokesperson said he would meet senior officials in the countries he visits.