UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Athens

United Nations Secretary General on Friday arrived in Greece and visited the Athens Solidarity Center, SolidarityNow. He was received by the Organization’s Chairman, Stelios Savvos. In a press conference Ban Ki-moon spoke on how to turn the humanitarian crisis into an opportunity for progress and prosperity, through the integration of the people on the move.

The Secretary General’s two-day visit will focus on the refugee crisis as Greek authorities boost their efforts to process asylum applications, setting up new committees to deal with a backlog in claims. He will be meeting with state officials and local authorities in Athens and on Lesvos.

SOURCE/PHOTO: SolidarityNow facebook page