UN chief meets with British prime minister

08:17, July 22, 2010      

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday met with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron at the UN Headquarters in New York.

A beaming Ban shook hands with a smiling Cameron before cameras as the two began their meeting at 6:15 p.m. EDT in Cameron 's first visit to the UN Headquarters as the British prime minister.

Cameron arrived in New York by train after a visit to Washington, where he met with U.S. President Barack Obama.

"We have a very successful conference in Kabul," Ban told Cameron as they shook hands with each other, referring to the just- concluded International Conference on Afghanistan, the UN television footage showed.

Further details about the Ban-Cameron meeting are not available at the press time.

Ban just returned from a trip to Afghanistan, where he co- chaired the major international conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The Kabul conference is the first international gathering on Afghanistan to be held in the country.

At the conference, Ban voiced support for the priorities laid out by the Afghan government to advance peace and development and called on the country's men and women to rally around these efforts.

The conference builds on previous international meetings between Afghanistan and its international partners, most recently the London Conference held in January.

Source: Xinhua

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