UN chief to travel to Israel and Palestinian territories next week

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week, Ban's spokesman said Tuesday.

Arriving in Jerusalem next Monday, Ban will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will address students and faculty at Tel Aviv University, where he is also expected to receive a medal, said Stephane Dujarric, Ban's spokesman.

On Tuesday, Ban will travel to the Palestinian territory of Gaza to visit a UN-run school and a reconstruction centre and hold a townhall meeting with UN staff working in the region.

Later that day, Ban is set to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on the West Bank, where he will receive the Star of Palestine order and attend an Iftar, a Ramadan dinner.

Last update: Tue, 21/06/2016 - 22:56

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