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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits Vietnam

Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 12:30 GMT+7

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson has commenced his visit to Vietnam, the purpose of which is to discuss measures for sustainable development and address matters relating to climate change.

According to a press release of the United Nations’ public relations office in Vietnam, Eliasson is scheduled to visit to the Southeast Asian country between May 3 and 6.

The Deputy Secretary-General is expected to meet with the Vietnamese government and U.N. staff to discuss goals on sustainable growth and carry out preparation for the upcoming seminar on climate change.

Eliasson will deliver a speech on the roles of the United Nations in Vietnam’s national development and report on the progress of reforms currently in place within the international organization.

The diplomat is also expected to talk about Hanoi’s efforts in the management of risks brought about by natural disasters as well as progress in dealing with the consequences.

During his stay in Vietnam, the deputy secretary-general will stop by Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta, one of the areas ravaged by the severe drought, as a result of the El Nino phenomenon.

Eliasson is also scheduled to visit Hanoi, where he will have a meeting with students from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam as well as pay a visit to the National Hospital of Pediatrics.

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