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GA Pres. Holds Talks w/ Officials In Liechtenstein

General Assembly President holds talks with officials in Liechtenstein

25 June 2008 – United Nations reform, climate change and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) topped the agenda during talks today between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and senior officials in the tiny European principality of Liechtenstein.

Mr. Kerim met with Prince Alois, Prime Minister Otmar Hasler and Foreign Minister Rita Kieber-Beck in Vaduz, the capital. It was the first visit to the country by a General Assembly President since it became a UN member in 1990.

A spokesperson for Mr. Kerim said the discussions also focused on Liechtenstein's work with the UN and other priority issues for the current Assembly session, including financing for development.

The Assembly President praised Liechtenstein for raising its official development assistance (ODA) to 0.6 per cent of its gross domestic product.

Liechtenstein is the second leg of a five-country visit by Mr. Kerim that started earlier this week in Switzerland. He heads to Austria tomorrow for a series of meetings with senior officials in Vienna and later travels to Italy and the United Arab Emirates.

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