Turkish president to attend UN General Assembly


Turkey’s president will visit the U.S. on Sept. 21-25 to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the Turkish Presidency announced on Friday. 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the UN Climate Action Summit to be hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sept. 23, ahead of the high-level General Debate.

Erdogan will address the assembly and meet with Guterres on Sept. 24, the debate’s first day.

He will also deliver a speech at the first Leaders Dialogue meeting titled “Mega trends Impacting the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Along with Pakistani premier Imran Khan, Erdogan is also expected to host a high-level event on “Fighting Hate Speech”.

A trilateral meeting with Malaysia and Pakistan will additionally be held as part of the General Assembly meetings.

During his stay in New York, Erdogan is expected to hold bilateral talks with leaders from different countries.

Erdogan will attend the 10th Turkey Investment Conference Gala Dinner which will be organized by the Turkish-American Business Council.

He is also expected to meet representatives of Turkish, Muslim and Jewish communities during his visit and attend the opening of a photo exhibition featuring the works of renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Guler.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz
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