Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias bilateral meetings in New York

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has scheduled a series of bilateral meetings in New York on Sunday, on the sidelines of his participation in the Ministerial Week of the 70th UN General Assembly. They include his counterparts from Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili; Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov; Iraq, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari; and San Marino, Pasquale Valentini.

Meeting Al-Jaafari, they discussed the latest international and regional developments, emphasizing issues of bilateral cooperation and underscoring the need for the economic, technical, military and cultural cooperation between the two countries to be promoted even further. Towards the realization of this goal, it was agreed that an exchange of visits of the Political Directors of the two ministries be arranged soon, so that they can draw up a bilateral action and strategic cooperation plan.

His meeting with Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili focused on bilateral cooperation issues and matters of international and regional interest, including the refugee and migration crisis and the resurgence of tension in the South Caucasus region. Particular emphasis was put on matters concerning Georgia’s cooperation with the European Union.

Kotzias will later attend the Global Leaders Meeting on Gender Equality and Woman Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, which is being chaired by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Finally, he will attend the closing plenary meeting of the Summit on the post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as the 10th annual Ministerial Dinner on the Middle East, which is being hosted by the International Peace Institute.