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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres kicks off Middle East tour

Guterres, is scheduled to meet on Saturday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoan and then travel to Saudi Arabia.

By: Reuters | United Nations | Published: February 11, 2017 2:20 am
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in Istanbul on Friday for talks with Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yildirim, at the start of his first visit to the Middle East as the world body’s leader, his office said Friday. Guterres, who left New York on Thursday, was also scheduled to meet on Saturday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoan and then travel to Saudi Arabia.

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Guterres will meet on Sunday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and hold talks with Saudi’s crown prince and deputy crown prince.

The secretary-general’s regional tour will also take him to United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Egypt. He will then travel on to Bonn, Germany, for a G20 foreign ministers meeting next Thursday. Guterres was sworn in as the United Nations’ top diplomat in December.

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