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The government hinted Monday that it would send former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to the U.N. Special Session on HIV/AIDS to be held June 25 to 27 at the U.N. headquarters in New York, sources said.

The government also unofficially decided to send Senior Vice Foreign Minister Shigeo Uetake to the special session, they said, adding that the decision is to be finalized at a Cabinet meeting today.

Mori is scheduled to give a speech at the session, which is to discuss creation of a global fund to fight the AIDS epidemic as proposed by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. Also up for discussion will be measures to prevent the spread of HIV as well as human rights issues related to HIV/AIDS.

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