Ban Ki-moon to attend China’s V-Day parade

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will come to Beijing early next month to attend China’s V-Day parade.

Ban says the main purpose for his visit is to remind people of the importance of past lessons for the future.

As you know, I will be visiting Beijing to take part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and also the founding of the United Nations.

The whole world is now commemorating the 70th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War, most tragic in the history of human beings and at the same time the founding of the United Nations. It’s important to look to the past, what kinds of lessons we have been learning, and how we can move ahead to a brighter future based on the lessons learned. That is the main purpose I am going to China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. As Secretary-General, I have been participating in other events commemorating the end of the second world war.

I have been trying to learn the lessons and how these lessons could be applied in the future. That is why I am going to China.

Looking ahead of the brighter future we must build upon the lessons for a brighter future where people can live with dignity.

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