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  • UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (AFP) May 18, 2009
    UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to pay a two-day visit to Denmark from Sunday to attend a business meeting on climate change before making an official visit to Finland, his press office said Monday.

    While in the Danish capital, the UN secretary general is to deliver opening remarks at the World Business Summit on climate change, confer with former US vice president Al Gore and hold a joint press conference with the Danish minister for climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard.

    Ban is also to confer with Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen and the foreign, development cooperation and defense ministers.

    The statement added that the UN boss would then travel to Finland next Monday for a two-day official visit, including talks with President Tarja Halonen, Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, and would address the Finnish parliament.

    A meeting is also scheduled with former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari.

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