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UN chief heads to Asia on Sunday


11:39 AM March 17th, 2012

March 17th, 2012 11:39 AM

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Asia on Sunday to attend a second summit of world leaders on nuclear security in South Korea and meet the leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky says Ban’s first stop is Jakarta, where he will deliver a keynote speech at the opening of the Jakarta International Defense Conference.

At his next stop, Ban will visit the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Center and attend an event commemorating World Tuberculosis Day.

In Singapore, the secretary-general will deliver the inaugural Fullerton Lecture of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Ban’s last stop is Seoul, where he will participate in the Nuclear Security Summit on March 26-27.

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