UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon visits UNRCCA

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13 Jun 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon visits UNRCCA

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -

On 13 June, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the office of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Ashgabat within the framework of his official visit to Turkmenistan.

During the meeting with UNRCCA staff the Secretary-General expressed his support for UNRCCA preventive efforts and urged to strengthen the capacity of preventive diplomacy in the region. The Secretary-General also met with representatives of Turkmen and international media, and made a brief statement in which he reiterated preventive diplomacy as one of his priorities.

The Secretary-General welcomed the commitment of the Government of Turkmenistan to preventive diplomacy and expressed appreciation for the support provided by the Turkmen side to UNRCCA and its programmatic initiatives.