The general debate in the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly kicks off today as world leaders present their country's vision on the current international situation in front of the world body. Turkish President Recip Tayip Erdogan, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are expected to address the assembly today
The three South Caucasus countries are present in the General Assembly but at different levels. Georgia is represented by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, whilst the Ministers of Foreign Affairs represent Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Georgian prime minister is due to address the gathering on Wednesday.
Photo: The openeing of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York (picture courtesy of the UN Press and Information Service)
A raft of issues are complicating relations between long time allies Turkey and the United States. But both sides continue using diplomatic back-channels to get as many concessions as possible from each other without fatally harming bilateral relations, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed