Prime Minister George Papandreou on Saturday departs for New York City and Washington, where he is scheduled to meet with heads of states and international organisations. The premier will travel to the United States on the occasion of the annual UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
On Sunday, Sept. 18, he will meet in New York with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon after meeting earlier with representatives of Jewish organizations.
On Monday, Sept. 19, he will visit the NYSE and have a working lunch with NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer. Later in the afternoon, he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas and address the Foreign Policy Association.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20 he will be in Washington and meet with IMF General Director Christine Lagarde, followed by meetings with US House Speaker John Boehner, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Tim Johnson, and US Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner. Later in the day, he will address an event at Peterson Institute for International Economics.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, he will be in New York and attend the opening of the 66th UN General Assembly. He will have meetings with Qatar Emir Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the King of Jordan Abdullah II Bin Al Husein.
PM Papandreou will also attend a luncheon hosted by the UN Sec-Gen in honor of foreign leaders, followed by a meeting with Cypriot President Demetris Christofias. Later in the evening, he will attend a formal reception hosted by US President Barak Obama in honor of foreign heads of states.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, PM Papandreou will meet with Serb President Boris Tadic, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister of Slovakia Iveta Radicova and attend a reception in honor of representatives of the Greek-American community.
On Friday, Sept. 23, he will meet with Arab League General Secretary Nabil El-Araby and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He will also attend a Socialist International (SI) board meeting and later in the evening he will address the UN General Assembly.