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President Anastasiades leaves for New York on Saturday to attend UN General Assembly

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades departs for New York via London on Saturday, 21 November, to take part in the deliberations of the UN General Assembly and address the plenary on Thursday.

In London, he will deliver a speech at a dinner hosted by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK to inform them on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem.

On Sunday, the President departs for New York where he will meet with the UN Secretary-General, heads of state or government who will take part in the UN General Assembly and representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council.

He will also participate in the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 convened by the UN Secretary-General.
President Anastasiades is also scheduled to meet the leadership and members of the Cypriot diaspora as well as American – Jewish organisations.
On Sunday, President Anastasiades will meet the leadership of the American Jewish Committee and in the evening attend dinner with the leadership of the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations.

On Monday, 23 September, President Anastasiades will hold meetings with Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People`s Republic of China and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

On the 24 September, President Anastasiades and First Lady Andri Anastasiades, will attend a reception hosted by the UN Secretary-General for the heads of states who will take part in the General Assembly. He will also confer with Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev.

The Cypriot President will attend lunch hosted in honour of the heads of states and in the evening, President Anastasiades and the First Lady will attend a reception hosted by the US presidential couple.

On Thursday, 26 September, President Anastasiades will address the UN General Assembly and will meet with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He will also confer with India’s PM Narenda Modi. In the evening he will attend dinner hosted by the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations.

President Anastasiades’ meeting with SG Guterres will take place on 27 September. It will be followed by a meeting with Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He will also attend lunch hosted by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

During his stay in New York, the President will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, the Republic’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis and other officials.
The President and his entourage return home on 29th September.
CNA

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