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Local media have announced a full schedule for Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić during his visit to New York for the opening of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, which will take place on Tuesday.
Vučić arrives in New York in the morning hours and will almost immediately head to participate in the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, organized by the World Economic Forum and moderated by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Later on Monday, Serbia’s PM is set to meet with a World Economic Forum Executive Committee member.
On Tuesday, ahead of the opening of the 72nd General Assembly, Vučić will attend an event organized by the U.N. Secretary General for the heads of delegations and will later be meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He will also be attending an event hosted by President of the European Council Donald Tusk and other EU representatives.
The Serbian President will also be attending other sideline events, such as a presentation on the Global Pact for the Environment hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and a gala event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, President Vučić will be taking part in Bloomberg’s Global Business Forum, along with Hungarian President János Áder, Michael Bloomberg, and others. Vučić will also be meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a separate official meeting.
That same day, Vučić is also expected to attend a dinner for the heads of delegations from the Western Balkan states, hosted by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, which should also be attended by Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanović, Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama, Croat Representative of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Dragan Čović, and Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaçi.
Thursday will have the Serbian President in several official meetings with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, then the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Elisabeth Millard, as well as a meeting with the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 72nd session, Miroslav Lajčák, after which he is expected to address the General Assembly.
On is last day in New York, Vučić is expected to hold an official meeting with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres on Friday.
Feature image source credit: Leon E. Panetta