The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, will be in New York on 16 and 17 November, in the month in which Italy holds the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.
On Thursday morning, the minister will meet with the UN Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé. The Foreign Minister will then chair the Security Council meeting in which Mr Salamé will deliver a report on the situation in Libya.
Following that, the minister’s agenda envisages a meeting with his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed Taher Siyala.
At the end of the meetings, Alfano and Salamé will have a joint press point at the UN Building at 1 p.m. (New York time).
Minister Alfano will then go to “The Michelangelo Hotel”, at 152 West 51st Street, to meet with the Italian companies participating in the Italian Equity Conference organised by the Italian Stock Exchange.
In the afternoon, the minister has scheduled talks with the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and with the President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak.
At the end of his first day in New York, Minister Alfano will meet with the Italian community in New York at the Italian Consulate General.
On Friday at 11 a.m., the Foreign Minister will meet with representatives of the Italian media at the offices of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, at 885 Second Avenue.
Minister Alfano will then chair the United Nations Security Council session in which the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will deliver a report on the challenges to security in the Mediterranean.
The Italian chief diplomat will wind up his diplomatic mission with a bilateral meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.