UN chief visits Cuba for meeting with regional leadersListen /
Cuba is undergoing "an important transformation process" and the United Nations is looking at how it can help in this process.
That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on his arrival in the Cuban capital, Havana over the weekend for a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
The Secretary-General said he looked forward to meeting with Cuban officials, including President Raul Castro and his ministers.
"We will discuss many issues, covering development, peace and security and prosperity. Cuba is undergoing an important transformation process and I am eager to learn more about it and talk about how the United Nations can continue to accompany these forces." (23")
Secretary-General Ban said he also looked forward to hearing views on key issues from peace and security to sustainable development and human rights.
CELAC is the grouping of 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean representing approximately 600 million people.
Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.