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15 April 2010
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN AUSTRIA, 7-10 APRIL
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Austria from a five-nation visit to Central Asian countries on Wednesday, 7 April.
In Vienna the following day, the Secretary-General met with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, and discussed a range of topics with him, including the future of United Nations peacekeeping operations, the need to continue to support Middle East peace talks, the current challenge of nuclear non-proliferation and the need for continued support for Afghanistan.
The Secretary-General also met with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, with whom he discussed, among other topics, the Middle East peace process, non-proliferation, the Millennium Development Goals and climate change. They
spoke to the press
afterwards. The Secretary-General also met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
Mr. Ban returned to New York on Saturday, 10 April.
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