Cyprus President Anastasiades Arrives in New York for the 72 UN General Assembly (video)

Monday, September 18th, 2017
Last Update: 20:52

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades arrived Sunday in New York for the 72nd session General Assembly of the UN.

Anastasiades will address the General Assembly on Thursday and will hold a number of bilateral meetings with foreign dignitaries and the Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres. He will also meet with representatives of Cypriot American organizations.

Here is the official program of the President:

Monday, 18 September 2017

11:30 Arrival of President Anastasiades and delegation to New York12:30 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

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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