Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta participated in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly taking place in New York for 13-27 September. On the sidelines of UNGA 77 high level policy dialogues, debates and mainstream activities, Minister Biruta has had the opportunity to exchange with leaders from around the world on matters of common interest. Just to name a few, Minister Biruta met with:
Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Foreign Minister; Nikos Dendias, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hadja Lahbib, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Foreign Trade and the Federal Cultural Institutions; Hassoumi Massoudou, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger; Amb. Abdoulaye Diop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali; Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait; Nikolay Milkov, Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria; Dato Erywan Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei; and Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Foreign Minister of Iceland.
Minister Biruta equally met with Peter Maurer, the outgoing President of ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross and Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Minister Biruta also took part in the UNGA77 side event on Feminism Foreign Policy and Multilateralism as well as the UNGA77 Soirée de la Francophonie. (End)