Annan leaves this week on trip to West Africa Germany

On the summit’s margins, he will hold a series of bilateral meetings. He is also expected to host a mini-summit on Côte d’Ivoire, which will bring together that country’s President Laurent Gbagbo and other African leaders.From the Gambia, the Secretary-General goes to Freetown where he will visit the UN Mission in Sierra Leone, as well as the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He will confer with the President and other officials.The Secretary-General will also visit the UN Missions in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, before proceeding to Ghana for a private visit.While on an official visit to Germany, Mr. Annan will meet with officials and ministers of the German Government, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Horst Kohler. In Bonn he will visit the UN offices.While in Germany, he also hopes to attend the World Cup Final.

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