Fakhruddin briefs Ban Ki Moon in New York
Sunday, 28 September 2008

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Roving Correspondent

Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed briefed UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon in New York on Friday, about preparations for the Dec 18 elections in Bangladesh.

The CA's press secretary Fahim Munaim told bdnews24.com the meeting, following Fakhruddin's address to the 63rd UN General Assembly, was very fruitful.
"The UN secretary general was informed in detail about the preparations for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh," said Munaim.
"The chief adviser assured him of free, fair and neutral elections in December."
"Ban Ki Moon praised the Bangladeshi role in UN peace keeping missions and congratulated the new Bangladeshi peace keeping commands in Liberia and Georgia," he said
The UN secretary general also noted Bangladesh's leadership for Millenium Development Goal projects.
They two briefly discussed UN goals in tackling climate change, said the press secretary.
The CA invited the secretary general to visit Bangladesh; Ban Ki Moon expressed his willingness to make a visit, said Munaim.
A spokesperson of the secretary general's office told bdnews24.com, however: "There is no confirmation yet about the secretary general's visit to Bangladesh.

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