PM A. Tsipras at the 71st UN General Assembly: Meetings With Erdogan and Ban Ki-Moon


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will attend the 71st UN General Assembly in New York that will be chiefly focused on immigration issues. On the sidelines of the event, he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Another highlight of the Greek leader’s visit to New York includes the meeting on immigration held under the aegis of United States President Barack Obama.

The agenda that the Greek leader will follow in New York is as follows:

Sunday, September 18

Departure from Athens, arrival in NY

Monday, September 19

08:30-19:30 UN General Assembly for the administration of refugee and migrant flow

12:00-13:00 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ speech

15:00-16:30 4th Round Table Discussion for the UN leaders summit titled “Global compact for responsibility-sharing for refugees; respect for international law”

Tuesday, September 20

08:00-08:30 Reception for the UN Secretary General for the United Nations in honor of state leaders

08:30-09:00 Event for 1st anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

13:15-15:00 Official UN luncheon for heads of delegates

15:30-18:30 Leaders summit on the migrant and refugee issue, under the aegis of the U.S. President

Wednesday, September 21

16:30-17:15 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Thursday, September 22

11:00-12:00 PM Alexis Tsipras meets with Archbishop Demetrios

18:30-18:40 PM Alexis Tsipras meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

19:00 PM Alexis Tsipras gives a speech at the UN General Assembly

Friday, September 23

Departure from New York, arrival in Vienna

(Reporting by Anastasios Papapostolou in New York)



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