UN chief starts three-day visit to Japan
www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-30 15:55:36   Print

    TOKYO, June 30 (Xinhua) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon arrived in Tokyo Tuesday afternoon to kick off his three-day visit to Japan.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures upon his arrival at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, June 30, 2009. Ban arrived in Tokyo for a three-day visit. (Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)
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    Ban will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone on topics including the nuclear issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), climate change and regional issues such as the political situation in Myanmar, according to Japanese foreign ministry.

Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone (R) shakes hands with visiting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prior to their talks in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on June 30, 2009. Ban arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a three-day visit to Japan. (Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)
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    It will be Ban's third visit to Japan since he became chief of the world body in 2007. Ban is also planning to travel to Myanmar after his trip to Japan, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka said on Monday.

    Ban plans to meet with Aso and main opposition Democratic Party of Japan leader Yukio Hatoyama on Wednesday. He will also talk to Japanese business leaders as well as university students on the day.

Editor: Chris
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