French President Emmanuel Macron holds a series of meetings on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, most notably with his Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Raisi.
On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a series of meetings with a number of presidents, leaders and officials, led by his meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Raisi, the Elysee Palace announced.
The Elysee said that Macron, who dined in private with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday evening, shortly after his arrival in New York, will hold a series of bilateral meetings, most notably with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in addition to the Pakistani Prime Minister. Shahbaz Sharif, and British Prime Minister, Liz Truss.
On Wednesday, the French president is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his American counterpart, Joe Biden. Macron will also meet with his Chilean counterpart, Gabriel Borets Font.
In recent months, Macron has had several phone conversations with Raisi urging him to accept the terms proposed by the Europeans, in order to revive the Vienna Agreement on the Iranian nuclear file in 2015, as well as to ease sanctions on Tehran.
It is also expected that Macron will deliver a speech from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, in which he will specifically address the situation in Ukraine.
It is assumed, according to those around Macron, that the French president will call in his speech to increase support for Kiev and push the countries “that remain neutral”, as he put it, to condemn the Russian military operation in Ukraine.