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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-19

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>


  • [01] PM to meet with UN chief on Sunday afternoon

  • [01] PM to meet with UN chief on Sunday afternoon

    Prime minister George Papandreou, in New York for the 65th UN General Assembly and a summit meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, will meet with UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday afternoon (5:30 p.m. Greek time), with the Cyprus issue, the FYROM name issue, matters concerning the wider region and the Middle East, and the Millennium Development Goals on the agenda of their talks.

    Papandreou, who is accompanied by foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas, will also meet later on Sunday at his hotel with members of Jewish Lobby.

    On Monday, Papandreou will address the opening session of the 3-day Millennium Development Goals summit, and also take part in a round table discussion on meeting the challenges of poverty, hunger and gender equality.

    Afterwards he will go to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to attend a luncheon with the NYSE chairman and other Wall Street officials, where he will present the Greek government's developmental and investments program. He will also have meet with financial editors of the US media.

    On Monday afternoon Papandreou, who is also president of the Socialist International (SI), will chair a meeting of the SI presidium.

    On Tuesday, Papandreou will have series of contacts in Washington, including meetings with US vice-president Joe Biden, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry and Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus

    Back in New York, on Wednesday, Papandreou will meet with Greek American businessmen and address the Economic Club, while in the afternoon he will have separate meetings with Cyprus president Demetris Christofias, Turkish president Abdullah Gul, whose country chairs the UN Security Council this month, and with Albanian prime minister Sali Berisha. Later, he will address a reception in his honor at Greece's Consulate General, where he will meet with leaders of the Greek American community, academicians and representatives of the arts and letters. Later in the evening, he will attend a reception hosted by the Bill Clinton (former US president) Foundation in honor of the heads of state and government attending the summit.

    On Thursday morning, Papandreou will attend the formal opening of the 65th UN General Assembly, which will be addressed by US president Barack Obama, while that same night he will attend a reception hosted by Obama in honor of the heads of state and government attending the General Assembly opening, before leaving New York.

    Foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas will address the General Assembly this year on behalf of Greece on Tuesday, September 28.

    While in New York, Droutsas will also attend the traditional lunch hosted by the Secretary General on the occasion of the new General Assembly session, while he will also accompany Papandreou in the latter's meetings with foreign dignitaries, attend scheduled NATO-US, EU-US and EU-Russian high-ranking meetings.

    While in New York, Papandreou will have a number of meetings with several other heads of state and government.

    Droutsas, in turn, will accompany the prime minister in most of his meetings, and also hold a series of contacts with other foreign ministers.

    On Monday, Droutsas will meet with the UN chief's special representative on the FYROM name issue Matthew Nimetz.

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