French president, Rouhani to meet at UN General Assembly

Paris has announced that French President Francois Hollande will meet and hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week.

Hollande’s office announced on Friday that the meeting is scheduled for September 24, and will focus on the crisis in Syria and Iran’s nuclear energy program, AFP reported.

“What we want to see is an Iran fully engaged, like other players, in the search for a real political transition in Syria,” an aide to Hollande said.

Hollande will be the first French president to meet an Iranian president since 2005, when Jacques Chirac met Seyyed Mohammad Khatami in Paris.

President Rouhani will depart Tehran for New York on September 22, and will attend the opening session of the General Assembly on September 24.

The Iranian president will deliver a speech before the UN General Assembly in the afternoon of September 24.

On September 25, Rouhani is due to address the special session of the Nuclear Disarmament Conference as the current chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

He will also address foreign ministers of the NAM, which is an international organization with 120 member states. Nearly two-thirds of the countries of the UN are also NAM members.

Additionally, the Iranian president is expected to meet and hold talks with world leaders on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting.

Paris has announced that French President Francois Hollande will meet and hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week.

Hollande’s office announced on Friday that the meeting is scheduled for September 24, and will focus on the crisis in Syria and Iran’s nuclear energy program, AFP reported.

“What we want to see is an Iran fully engaged, like other players, in the search for a real political transition in Syria,” an aide to Hollande said.

Hollande will be the first French president to meet an Iranian president since 2005, when Jacques Chirac met Seyyed Mohammad Khatami in Paris.

President Rouhani will depart Tehran for New York on September 22, and will attend the opening session of the General Assembly on September 24.

The Iranian president will deliver a speech before the UN General Assembly in the afternoon of September 24.

On September 25, Rouhani is due to address the special session of the Nuclear Disarmament Conference as the current chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

He will also address foreign ministers of the NAM, which is an international organization with 120 member states. Nearly two-thirds of the countries of the UN are also NAM members.

Additionally, the Iranian president is expected to meet and hold talks with world leaders on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting.

By Press TV

 

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