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Foreign Minister N. Kotzias to participate in the 71st Session of the U.N. General Assembly (New York, 16-24.09.2016)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, accompanying Prime
Minister, Alexis Tsipras, will participate in the proceedings of the
71st Session and the high-level Week of the UN General Assembly, which
will take place between Friday September 16 and Saturday September 24,
in New York City.
In the framework of this Session, Minister Kotzias will have a series of meetings with counterparts and representatives of international and regional organizations. He will also be attending the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, as well as the EU-NATO Foreign Ministers conference. Lastly, he will take part in events on issues of regional and global interest where he will have the opportunity to present the positions of Greece.
The Minister's program also includes a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as various contacts with Greek and Jewish organizations representing the Diaspora in the US.
On the margins of the General Assembly, a quadrilateral ministerial meeting will be held between Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania. A trilateral meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt has also been scheduled. Moreover, a trilateral ministerial meeting will be held for the first time at the level of Foreign Ministers between Greece, Cyprus and Palestine.
Finally, Foreign Minister Kotzias will attend a number of events regarding issues of regional and global concern, including, among others, the opening of the Plenary of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants (high-level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants) and the annual event on the Middle East.