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UN chief to arrive in Cuba for regional meeting
BY 2018-05-08 07:24:22

HAVANA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to arrive here Monday to attend the 37th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), according to an official release by the Cuban Foreign Ministry.


He will deliver a keynote speech at the opening of the ECLAC meeting, which is scheduled to last until May 11. The UN chief will also hold talks with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and touring Old Havana during his stay in Cuba.


This is Guterres' first official visit to Cuba as the head of the United Nations. He visited Cuba in 1999, when he was serving as Portugal's prime minister.


He is not the first UN chief to visit the Caribbean Nation. His predecessor Ban Ki-moon visited Havana in June 2016 to chair the signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas.


(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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