21/09/2021 – HR/VP Blog - This is the week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It is an opportunity to recall once again the EU’s commitment to multilateralism. I have a very crowded agenda, including an informal EU Foreign Ministers meeting and many bilateral meetings, notably on Afghanistan.
Central will also be the global recovery and how to close the vaccination gap.
Today, we have had a meeting - not a Council -, because it was just an informal meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the European Union. And we discussed about this busy week here in New York.
You know that the General Assembly of the United Nations is the peak of international diplomacy. And it is also a good moment to be in New York after last year's fully virtual UNGA. We are very happy that this year we could be in person.
Today, 20 September, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with the Foreign Minister of Australia, Marise Payne, in the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA). The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the latest developments as well as EU-Australia relations.