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    Note to Correspondents

    Note No 177
    28 January 2002

    UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ARRIVED
    FOR OFFICIAL VISIT TO AUSTRIA

    Meetings with Austrian Federal President, Chancellor, Foreign Minister, the President
    Of the National Council, the Mayor of Vienna, and with Vienna-based United Nations staff


    VIENNA, 28 January (UN Information Service) -- Following an invitation by the Austrian Government, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Vienna on Sunday, 27 January 2002, for a four-day visit.

    During the official visit, which will take place on 29 and 30 January, the Secretary-General will meet on Tuesday morning with Federal President Thomas Klestil in the Presidential Chancellery, Hofburg Palace. Following this meeting, Mr. Annan will see the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister will address media representatives at a press encounter scheduled for 11:45 a.m. close to the "Grosser Ministerratssaal" at the Federal Chancellery.

    On Tuesday afternoon the Secretary-General has a meeting at the Parliament with Heinz Fischer, President of the National Council. Later on Tuesday, the Secretary-General will jointly open with the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the United Nations Poster exhibition "For a better World" at the Raiffeisen Central Bank.

    In the morning of Wednesday, 30 January, the Secretary General will meet at the Vienna International Centre with senior staff and with representatives of the staff council of the United Nations Office Vienna (UNOV) and of the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP). These meetings will be followed by an informal encounter with key Ambassadors of missions to the United Nations in Vienna, and by an address to UN staff at large.

    Before lunch on Wednesday, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with Michael Häupl, Mayor and Governor of Vienna. From the City Hall, Mr. Annan will depart for Ballhausplatz to meet with Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schűssel at the Federal Chancellery.

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    Accreditation: Media representatives, who want to attend the above press encounter on Tuesday, have to be accredited and are asked to contact the Information Service of the Austrian Foreign Ministry and to provide the name of the publication they represent.

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