In New York, FM Liberman will attend opening events of the 66th session of the United National General Assembly.

 FM Liberman departs for Canada and New York


Israel FM Avigdor Liberman (Reuters archive photo)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman will leave on Sunday night (18 September) on a visit to Canada and to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In Ottawa, FM Liberman will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, Opposition leader Nycole Turmel, Liberal Party Leader Bob Rae, and others. He will also meet with leaders of the Jewish communities of Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

In New York, FM Liberman will attend opening events of the 66th session of the United National General Assembly. At the UN, Liberman will meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (together with PM Netanyahu).

He is also scheduled to with the following foreign ministers: William Hague of Britain, Carl Bildt of Sweden, Jonas Gahr Store of Norway, Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera of Spain, Karel Schwarzenberg of the Czech Republic, Girts Valdis Kristovskis of Latvia, Stavros Lambrinidis of Greece, Erkki Tuomioja of Finland, Uri Rosenthal of the Netherlands, Michael Spindelegger of Austria, Eamon Gilmore of Ireland, Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria, Jonas Martonyi of Hungary, Jose Enrique Castillo-Barrantes of Costa Rica, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam of Singapore, Urmas Paet of Estonia, Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, Yirzhan Kh. Kazykhanov of Kazakhstan, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko of Ukraine, Wunna Maung Lwin of Myanmar, Paulo Sacadura Cabral Portas of Portugal, Surapong Towichakchaikun of Thailand, Kim Sung Hwan of South Korea, Elmar Mammadyarov of Azerbaijan, Grigol Vashadze of Georgia, Kieren Keke of Nauru, and Roberto Henriquez of Panama.

FM Liberman plans to tell his colleagues that those interested in preserving the chance of achieving an understanding between Israel and the Palestinians must make it clear to the Palestinian leadership that international community will reject any unilateral initiative and will only support an agreement reached through negotiations between the parties.

FM Liberman will also meet with the heads of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.