Contacts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in New York, on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly

Contacts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in New York, on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly

On the second day of his stay in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, represented on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, on the sidelines of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, the Republic of Cyprus at a high-level event on the “Global Pact for the Environment”, hosted by the French President, Mr Emmanuel Macron. The event was attended by the UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, the European Council President, Mr Donald Tusk, and Heads of State and Government of the UN member states.

Furthermore, Minister Kasoulides had a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, Mr Gebran Bassil, during which, inter alia, the Cyprus-Lebanon bilateral relations and the Cyprus-Lebanon-Greece trilateral cooperation were discussed. The Minister also had a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Mrs Retno Marsudi, where they discussed issues of bilateral relations and exchanged views on issues of current international importance. Minister Kasoulides also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, Mrs Maria Ubach Font, where both sides welcomed the very good bilateral relations between Cyprus and Andorra, expressing their readiness to further deepen them. The Minister also informed his interlocutors about the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

The Minister attended the morning opening of the general discussion of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, which focused on the efforts to achieve peace and a dignified life for all people. Minister Kasoulides also participated in the bilateral meetings of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, with the Egyptian President, Mr Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the Foreign Ministers of China, Mr Wang Yi, Russia, Mr Sergey Lavrov, and Greece, Mr Nikos Kotzias, as well as with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr Pravdin Kumar Jugnauth./IBNA