- Published on Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:58
- Written by BC-Stuff
Mr Ban Ki Moon will become the first United Nations (UN) leader to visit Kosovo since its declaration of independence when he tours Balkan countries after an urgent visit to China next week.
Mr Ban will leave for China on Monday to attend a ministerial China-Africa forum in Beijing and to hold talks with China's 'leadership', according to a statement by spokesman Martin Nesirky.
The UN secretary-general is expected to discuss Syria with Chinese leaders, diplomats said. China has been backing Russia in rejecting a western UN Security Council resolution that would impose sanctions on Syria.
He will arrive in Slovenia on Thursday for a week-long Balkans tour that will also take him to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Serbian province of Kosovo and Bosnia, where he will go to Srebrenica.