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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

On Thursday, April 11, President Obama will host United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for an Oval Office visit.  The President looks forward to welcoming the Secretary General back to the White House and consulting with him on key issues, including the crisis in Syria,  and expressing his gratitude for the many sacrifices United Nations personnel have made to protect vulnerable populations and to deliver aid to those most in need.  This meeting is a demonstration of the robust partnership between this United States and the United Nations in facing a wide array of global challenges.