Persson opens UN summit
The Local · 14 Sep 2005, 15:22
Published: 14 Sep 2005 15:22 GMT+02:00
Persson chairs the summit as Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson presides over the incoming General Assembly session, which got under way Tuesday.
The three-day gathering, held under draconian security brings together more than 170 leaders, including US President George W. Bush, his Russian and Chinese counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao along with Prime Ministers Tony Blair of Britain, Dominique de Villepin of France, Junichiro Koizumi of Japan and Ariel Sharon of Israel.