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Tanzania President in NY to attend UN General Assembly

Posted by African Press International on September 17, 2007

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The United Republic of Tanzania President, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has arrived in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly Session (UNGAS) which begins on September 18, APA leanton Sunday.

President Kikwete is expected to address the assembly on September 24 and 27 on various political and social issues including global climate change the top item in the agenda in this years meeting.

The president would also deliver a speech on UN reforms, especially the structure of the UN Security Council and will also speak on the political situation in the Great Lakes region and developments in western Sudans region of Darfur, official sources said.

Kikwete will Co-Chair with the Finnish President, a global summit to discuss climate change and receive African American Institute (AAI) award to Tanzania in recognition of the countrys efforts to ensure that more children attend school.

The sources says that, President Kikwete will also meet other top political, social and business leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice and World Bank President Robert Zoellick.

The presidents delegation includes several ministers and members of the business community.

Published by Korir, API*APN africanpress@chello.no tel +47 932 99 739 or +47 6300 2525 source.apa

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