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U.N.‘s Ban Is Heading to China

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Posted on Oct 23, 2006
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For his first outing as the United Nations’ newly elected secretary-general, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon will visit China to discuss the situation in North Korea.


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South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, which first reported the trip last week, said Ban would be going in his capacity as the world body’s next leader and not as Seoul’s foreign minister.

“The North Korea issue will be on the table, but not necessarily the main focus of his visit,” said the official, who declined to be named. The official declined to say in what capacity Ban would travel, or to give further details.

Since being elected to lead the UN, Ban has said he would be “taking advantage of the UN secretary general’s authority” to improve human rights in North Korea and try to settle the standoff over its nuclear weapons programme.

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By Wayne Kim, October 24, 2006 at 1:03 am Link to this comment
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I really hope Mr Ban speak his own voice not favoring America’s.  I am concerned that he compromise fearing losing the support from America.  One good thing is in a couple of years the President of the US will be from Democratic party.

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By Sean Duckworth, October 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm Link to this comment
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“The North Korea issue will be on the table, but not necessarily the main focus of his visit.”

Yeah, okay Unnamed Official.

I personally think Mister Ki-Moon will do an excellent job in these talks and during his term as Secretary-General.

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