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Anastasiades arrives in NY for UN General Assembly

President Nicos Anastasiades has arrived in New York ahead of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

The big focus during Tuesday’s assembly (3.30pm Cyprus time) will be on US President Donald Trump first speech at the UN.

Anastasiades will address the General Assembly later this week and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with foreign officials and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He will also meet with representatives of Cypriot American organisations.

Elsewhere, Trump is expected to urge the UN member states to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he considers the top global challenge.

Senior White House officials said Trump would also target Iran’s nuclear program, single out Venezuela for criticism and refer to Islamist militants as “losers,” in his first appearance in the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall, where applause from world leaders is generally muted.

The official program for President Anastasiades:

Monday, 18 September 2017:

11:30 Arrival of President Anastasiades and delegation to New York

12:30 Approximate Arrival of President Anastasiades and entourage at Hotel

At Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Avenue (between 61-62nd street)

19:30 Dinner with President and members of the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations PoC: T. Manarides / 917-543-8083

At: Limani Restaurant,45 Rockefeller Plaza New York

Tuesday, 19 September 2017:

8:00 – 8:50 Welcoming Reception (with spouses) in honour of HoS / HoG, VP’s, Princes/Princesses by United Nations Secretary General At: UNHQ, West Foyer (Indonesian Lounge, 2nd Floor of GA Building)

09:00 Opening of the General Debate – 72nd Session of the General Assembly of

United Nations, Theme “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet” (the Secretary-General will present his Report on the work of the Organisation, Brazil is the 1st speaker, followed by the USA)

At: UNHQ, GA Hall

10:30 – 10:55 Bilateral Meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Wang Yi At: UNHQ, NAM caucus room

11:00 – 11:20 Bilateral Meeting with the President with the President of Egypt, H.E. Mr Abdel Fattah Al Sisi (Principal + 3) At: UNHQ,

11:30 – 11:50 Bilateral Meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov (Principal + 5) At: UNHQ, Room CB0208 (between Security Council and Trusteeship Chamber)

12:00-12:20 Bilateral Meeting of the President with the Prime Minister of Mauritius H.E. Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (Principal + 3) At:UNHQ,

12:30 – 12:50 Bilateral Meeting with FM of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Nikos Kotzias (Principal + 3) At: UNHQ, PoC:

13:15 Luncheon (without spouses) in honor of Heads of States and Government hosted by UN Secretary General At: North Delegates Lounge

18:00 – 19:30 Commonwealth HoG Meeting co-hosted by PM May and PM Muscat At: 1 Beekman Place, NY 10022

18:00 – 20:30 EU Reception by President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the HRVP At.: EU Del, 666 Third Avenue, 31st Floor

19:00 Reception hosted by The President of the United States and Mrs. Trump At: Lotte New York Palace Hotel

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017:

Time tbd Security Council Open Debate on PKO Reform (Speaker’s list not yet available)

At: UNHQ, Security Council

08:30 – 09:15 Breakfast with the American Jewish Committee (AJC), interactive discussion with up to 50 people

At: AJC New York Offices, 165 East 56th Street (between Lexington and 3rd avenues) (PoC: B. Rogers / 202 785 5483)

09:45 – 10:25 Meeting with AIPAC Members, led by former President and Chairman of the Board of AIPAC Mr. Michael Kassen (Principal + 4)

At: Lowes Regency Hotel

10:30 – 10:50 Meeting with Commonwealth S-G, H.E. Patricia Scotland

At: At Lowes Regency Hotel

11:00 – 1130 Meeting with Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations led by Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein

At: Lowes Regency Hotel

Thursday, 21 September 2017:

10:15 H.E. the President will address the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

(6th speaker)

At: UNHQ, General Assembly Hall

18:10 Meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America At: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, 8 East 79th Street

19:00 (cocktail) Annual Testimonial Dinner by the Federation of Cypriot American

20:00 (dinner) Organizations honoring with the Freedom Award, H.E Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Nikos Kotzias

At: Terrace on the Park 5211 111th St, Corona, NY 11368


Friday, 22 September 2017:

11:55 – 12:05 Bilateral Meeting with Secretary-General His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres

Principal + 5

At: UN Secretariat Building, 27th Floor

13:00 Luncheon of the President with the Permanent Representatives of the Permanent Members of the Security Council

At: Avra Madison, 14E 60th Street

22:00 Transfer to JFK

00:00 Departure of President Anastasiades and his delegation

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