UN's Ban Extends Barbados Visit into Vacation, Plans to Visit Darfur, Sources Say
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UNITED NATIONS, August 2 -- The reason for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to Barbados is now clear. Ban's going on vacation there. China's Xinhua news service reported that Ban "will travel to Barbados' capital Bridgetown on Aug. 2. During the 24-hour visit, he will meet with the country's Prime Minister Owen Arthur and other officials." But the visit is not 24-hours. It's more like a week.
It is also being said that Mr. Ban will visit Darfur in the next month, and wants this to be covered by as many media outlets as possible. But after Tuesday's Security Council vote on the Darfur resolution, Mr. Ban ran right by reporters. The longest quotes came from Sudan's Ambassador, click here for Inner City Press' story.
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