Addis Ababa, January 30, 2010 (Addis Ababa) – United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia late on Friday in order to attend the 14th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU).

Upon arrival at the Addis Ababa International Airport, Science and Technology Minister Junedin Sado made warm welcome to the UN  Secretary General. The Session opened on 31 Jan. 2010 under a theme “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa:  Challenges and Opportunities for Development”.

More than 4, 000 guests attended the session including 40 African heads of state and government, the Current European Union President, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick as well as representatives of international organizations.