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Migiro Begins 2-day Visit To Washington For Talks


Migiro begins two-day visit to Washington for talks with officials, aid workers

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is heading today to Washington for talks with senior United States officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), women leaders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Ms. Migiro is scheduled to meet John Negroponte, the US Deputy Secretary of State, later this afternoon, United Nations spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters.

Tomorrow morning the Deputy Secretary-General will address InterAction, a coalition of NGOs, on the world body's development and humanitarian assistance agenda for 2008.

Ms. Migiro will also attend a luncheon with women leaders that is hosted by the UN Foundation, before heading to the IMF for talks with its senior officials.

This is Ms. Migiro's first official visit to the US capital in her current capacity.

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