Ban Finally Makes It to Moscow

Ban Finally Makes It to Moscow - hursday, April 10, 2008....

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hursday, April 10, 2008. Issue 3880. Page 2. Ban Finally Makes It to Moscow By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer QuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Alexander Natruskin / AP Medvedev meeting with UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin and his successor Dmitry Medvedev told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that the UN was the only global body with the authority to resolve international disputes. Ban, for his part, congratulated Medvedev on his presidential election win and complimented Putin on his role in "governing this country to success." The exchange of niceties could not, however, sugarcoat rifts between the Kremlin and the UN chief, analysts said. Ban's openly pro-U.S. position has irked Russia, which supported his candidacy, as has what even he admitted was a long wait for his first official visit to Moscow. "I wanted to say that I, of course, should have come to Russia much earlier," Ban told Medvedev in comments released by the president-elect's office. He added,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course WESTERN CI 2023 taught by Professor Gradstudent during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.

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