Georgian Foreign Minister took part in the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly

Published in Politics
Monday, 28 September 2015 18:09

On the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will hold up to 50 bilateral meetings with his foreign colleagues and UN officials.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the opening ceremony of the Sustainable Development Summit the delegates of which were greeted by Pope Francis. The Georgian Foreign Minister together with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili will also attend the opening of the General Debate of the 70th session.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili will attend the reception organised by the EU Council President, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, as well as the event organised by the Atlantic Council and the reception to be held on behalf of the Japanese Prime Minister.

The Georgian Foreign Minister will also take part in the event organised by the French and German Foreign Ministers - The Foreign Policy Dimension for Climate Change.

Within the framework of the visit to New York, Giorgi Kvirikashvili will meet the political directors of the EU member states. The delegation of the Georgian Foreign Ministry will also take part in an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the BSEC Member States.
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