Dacic at UN at the opening of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit

18. Sep 2023.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic attended, as a member of the delegation of the Republic of Serbia, the opening of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit.

The summit was opened by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and United Nations General Assembly President Dennis Francis, ahead of the opening of the General Debate of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.

The Serbian Foreign Minister will be in New York this week, where, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, he will participate and speak at events that will bring together numerous world leaders, with the aim of presenting Serbia's positions on key international affairs.

He will also participate in the preparatory ministerial meeting for the Summit of the Future, as well as the Climate Ambition Summit.

On the fringes of the general debate, a series of side events and meetings of regional initiatives will be held, in which the participation of the First Deputy Prime Minister is also planned. The most important among them are the ministerial meetings of the Central European Initiative and the South East European Cooperation Process.

Participation in the general debate and a number of other side events at the UN will be an opportunity for the holding of numerous bilateral meetings between the Head of Serbian diplomacy and senior officials of the UN member states, which will be used to improve overall bilateral relations and promote our key foreign policy interests, especially in the context of the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

Meetings with officials and representatives of the UN are planned as an opportunity to highlight once again the importance that Serbia attaches to the largest global international organization, in particular when it comes to the protection of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.