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Annan To Attend Summit In Cuba This Week

Annan To Attend Non-Aligned Movement’s Summit In Cuba This Week

New York, Sep 13 2006 1:00PM

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be travelling to Havana, Cuba, this week to attend the annual summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), his spokesman announced today.

Mr. Annan, in remarks to the NAM plenary meeting on Friday morning, “is expected to speak about the transformation of the Non-Aligned Movement into a movement for the developing world, and the contribution of developing nations in changing the entire dynamic of international relations over the past few decades,” the spokesman said in a statement released in New York.

“He will call for a greater voice for the South in multilateral institutions, from the financial to the political,” the spokesman said, adding that he “will also stress that with a larger voice comes larger responsibility, both globally and at home.”

While in Havana the Secretary-General will also have bilateral meetings with senior Cuban officials as well as with a number of heads of delegations who will be attending the summit, according to the statement.

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