President Gustavo Petro is already in New York (USA), where he will attend the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
He is accompanied by the director of Dapre, Carlos Ramón González; the Foreign Ministers Álvaro Leyva Durán; Environment and Sustainable Development, Susana Muhamad; Trade, Industry and Tourism, Germán Umaña Mendoza; and Health and Social Protection, Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo; the Colombian UN Ambassador Leonor Zalabata and the Colombian Ambassador to the USA Luis Gilberto Murillo.
On this occasion, his second participation since his term in office, he will explain the new approach to the country’s drug policy and other initiatives proposed by his government.
The president’s agenda includes events leading up to the UN general debate. As Casa de Nariño reports, he will take part in a dialogue between world leaders on Monday morning to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
On the same day, he will hold a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, where “Total Peace” will be one of the focal points of the conversation.
At the end of the day, he will award the Order of Boyacá with the degree of Grand Cross to Bernard Aronson, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and United States Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia.
The next day, September 19, the general debate of the Assembly will open and there will be speeches from the heads of state present. It is worth noting that 193 member countries are expected to participate this year.
According to reports, President Petro will attend host President Joe Biden’s reception at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) on the same Tuesday.
The trip ends on Wednesday with the opening of the Climate Ambition Summit, which aims to build consensus on the need for immediate action by governments, businesses, financial institutions, local authorities and civil society in the face of climate change.
This Sunday the President will meet with Colombians who live in this city.