UN Secretary-General visits Mozambique

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a Roundtable event on "The Future we Want – MDG's Post 2015 and Agenda 2025" at Joaquim Chissano Conference Center. [UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe]

Despite many challenges, Mozambique has achieved significant progress towards its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in remarks Monday at the start of his visit to the country.

The secretary-General has been meeting with government officials including the Speaker of the Mozambican Parliament, Veronica Makamo.

He also participated in a discussion on sustainable development and how to plan what follows the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.

Mr. Ban spoke to journalists in the Mozambican capital, Maputo about his visit to the Southern African country.

“The main purpose of my visit to Mozambique is, in addition to what I commend but also to get the support and leadership role of President Guebuza in ensuring peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes Region.” (20")

The Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with President Guebuza on Tuesday, visit a school to highlight a campaign to end violence against women and deliver a lecture at the Institute of International Relations.

Donn Bobb, United Nations

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