Greek Foreign Minister meets UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Jun 5, 2024 | News and Media

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Gerapetritis is in New York on an official visit to the United Nations Headquarters, ahead of UN election day, scheduled to take place on June 6, during which, Greece aspires to win a seat as a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council for the term 2025/26.

Hours before voting day, Minister Gerapetritis met with the United Nations Secretary -General, António Guterres. Addressing media representatives, the Greek Minister stated:

“I met today with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. We had the opportunity to extensively and in-depth discuss the current major issues facing the United Nations. First of all, we addressed Greece’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, a position which Greece aspires to uphold with vigor, seeking to bridge the North with the South, the East with the West. In doing so, Greece aims to establish a voice of reason, a voice of International Law within the United Nations, ensuring that this voice, and that of all other states sharing a common understanding, can be heard.

We also had the opportunity to discuss with the Secretary-General the critical issues concerning the Middle East and Ukraine, particularly the proposal for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East. This proposal should be accepted. We will all work towards this end. Next week, the Secretary-General will attend a meeting at the highest level in Amman, Jordan.

[…] Greece consistently offers good offices at both bilateral and multilateral levels, within the framework of international organizations. All forms of aggression must cease. The humanitarian disaster is beyond imagination. We can no longer afford to delay global peace and prosperity”.

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