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       Secretary General hails Dominican Republic for progress on antipoverty goals


The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, visited the Dominican Republic on 4-5 August, 2006. Mr. Annan and President Leonel Fernandez Reyna took part in a forum dealing with the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in the country. The Secretary-General thanked the President and the people of the Dominican Republic for embracing the Goals and assured them of the United Nations' ongoing support.

Later on the 4th, the Secretary-General met with the President of the Senate, Andres Bautista, and the President of the House of Representatives, Alfredo Pacheco Osoria. He then spoke at a gathering organized by the Global Foundation on Democracy and Development.

In the evening, President Fernandez, in recognition of the Secretary-General's work, granted him the Dominican Republic decoration of the "Order of the Merit of Duarte Sanchez and Mella, Silver Cross" during a ceremony held in the National Palace. The ceremony was followed by a joint press conference between President Fernandez and the Secretary-General and a state dinner hosted by President Fernandez.

For further information on Mr. Annan's visit, please look at the following links:

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◊ Media Coverage & Press Release

• Annan hails Dominican Republic for progress on antipoverty goals 

• Dominican Republic's work to reach anti-poverty goals inspiration to international community, says Secretary-General in Santa Domingo Address

Secretary-General lauds Dominican Republic on MDGs to reenergize development activities

Annan receives the highest Dominican Republic decoration

Kofi Annan praises Dominican Republic advances


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