|1 September 2001
The President attended a luncheon in connection with the
ongoing World Conference against Racism, hosted by H.E. Mr.
Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
During the day, in the margins of the World Conference, the
President met with a number of Heads of Delegations. He also
had an working meeting with H.E. Mr. Thabane, Minister for
Foreign Affairs of Lesotho, during which the President's upcoming
visit to Lesotho was discussed.
The President also met with Ms. Miranda Vuolasranta, Secretary
General of the Advisory Board of Romani Affairs from the Ministry
of Social Affairs and Health in Finland. During their meeting
issues related to the Roma people in Europe were discussed.
Later in the day Mr. Holkeri attended a dinner, also in connection
to the Conference, hosted by the President of South Africa,
H.E. Mr. Thabo Mbeki.