New York/Madrid

05 April 2013

Note to correspondents in response to questions on the Secretary-General’s travel to the Holy See and Italy

In response to questions about the Secretary-General’s travels, the Spokesperson had the following to say:

We can confirm that on Tuesday, 9 April, the Secretary-General will visit Vatican City, after a previously scheduled visit to The Hague.

The Secretary-General will meet with Pope Francis, with whom he will discuss the continuing cooperation between the United Nations and the Holy See.

He will also meet Italian officials in Rome, including the President, the Prime Minister, the President of the Senate and the President of the Chamber of Deputies.