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FM Dendias Travels to New York for the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly

September 18, 2022

ATHENS – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, will travel on Sunday to New York in order to participate in the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to a foreign ministry’s announcement.

From Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 23, he will have a series of bilateral and multilateral contacts, while he is also expected to take part in some of the Prime Minister’s meetings as well.

The schedule of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Dendias, has been formulated so far, as follows:

Monday, September 19:

• Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi

• Trilateral meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides and Armenia Ararat Mizoyan

• Bilateral meeting of Foreign Ministers of Greece and Cyprus

• Meeting with the American Jewish Committee leadership

• Meeting with the President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Cape Verde Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares

• Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union

Tuesday, September 20:

• The Minister of Foreign Affairs will represent Greece at the opening of the UN General Assembly

• Meeting with Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry

• Trilateral meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, and Egypt

• Meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki

• Meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Chad, Chérif Mahamat Zene

• Meeting with Foreign Minister of Rwanda, Vincent Biruta

Wednesday, September 21:

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Roberto Alvarez Gil

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Jamaica, Kamina Johnson Smith

• Participation in the High-Level Event “Preventing FSO Safer Tanker Spill in the Red Sea” hosted by Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra

• Meeting with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf

• Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, Erika Mouynes

Thursday, September 22:

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Moldova, Nicu Popescu

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Madagascar, Richard James Randriamandrato

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug

• Meeting with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland

• Meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

• Participation in the Ministerial Meeting of the Ancient Civilizations Forum

• Meeting with Minister of State for International Cooperation at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Reem Al Hashimy

• Transatlantic Dinner with the participation of the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

Friday, September 23:

• Meeting with Foreign Minister of Tanzania, Liberata Mulamula

• Meeting with Foreign Minister of the Philippines, Enrique Manalo

• Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Palau, Gustav Aitaro

• Working Lunch of the Foreign Ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process

In the context of the above-mentioned meetings, apart from topics pertaining to the strengthening of bilateral relations, issues of regional and global interest, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the energy crisis, developments in North Africa, the South-Eastern Mediterranean, the Western Balkans, as well as the promotion of the Greek candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council for the 2025-26 term, our candidacy for the Human Rights Council for the 2028-30 term and the Presidency of the UN General Assembly in 2035, will be discussed.

A number of bilateral agreements are scheduled to be signed, as well.

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