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President Ivanov to attend 73rd UN General Assembly in New York

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Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov kicks off Thursday his working visit to the United States, where he will take part in the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

On Sept. 27, President Ivanov is scheduled to address the general debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly entitled “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”, his cabinet said in a press release.

As part of his participation at the UN General Assembly, Ivanov will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as well as with several heads of state and government attending the event.

Also, the Macedonian President is expected to attend the high-level event “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem”, which will be chaired by US President Donald Trump and UN Secretary General Guterres.

Ivanov will attend the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit 2018 – a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of the late South African leader.

Furthermore, President Ivanov will meet with representatives of the Macedonian community in New Jersey.

As part of his working visit to the US, Ivanov will travel to Detroit, where he will be presented with the Global Statesman Award, deemed the highest recognition of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD). In Detroit, he will deliver a lecture at the Wayne State University, which includes the Mike Ilic Business School, and will meet with the representatives of the Macedonian church community.

President Ivanov throughout his US visit will be accompanied by his wife Maja Ivanova. She will attend an event alongside the first ladies attending the 73rd UN General Assembly, organized by the US First Lady, Melania Trump, and a high-level event organized by the first lady of Turkey, Emine Erdogan. In Detroit, Ivanova will visit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.