November 25, 2017

Contacts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in New York, 25 September 2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, continued her contacts in New York, Tuesday, 25 September with a series of meetings which included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Mr Nebojsa Kaludjerovic, and Guatemala, Mr Harold Caballeros.

At the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Montenegro, bilateral relations and Montenegro’s EU accession course were at the center of discussions. With her counterpart from Guatemala, Dr Kozakou-Marcoullis discussed ways of reinforcing bilateral relations. Dr Kozakou-Marcoullis also thanked Mr Caballeros for Guatemala’s support as non-permanent member of the Security Council, and invited him to visit Cyprus. During her meetings, the Foreign Minister also briefed her two counterparts on the current situation of the Cyprus problem and the negative stance of the Turkish side.

The Minister also attended the opening of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, during which the UN Secretary-General presented his report on the work of the International Organization during the past year, and the President of the General Assembly, Mr Vuk Jeremic, inaugurated the general debate.

In the afternoon, the Foreign Minister, accompanied by the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Evripides Evriviades, participated in a meeting of the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which focused on Syria and the Middle East issue.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also participated in a Ministerial meeting on “Water, peace and security”, held in the presence of the US Secretary of State Department, Mrs Hilary Clinton, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, jointly organized by the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.

Later, the Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the Transatlantic Dinner between the USA and the EU, during which the developments in the Middle East, Syria and Afghanistan were among the main issues of discussion.