Guterres in Italy for official visit, bilateral meetings with Mattarella, Conte on the agenda

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Antonio Guterres

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 16 – On Tuesday evening the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will begin an official visit to Italy, during which he will have bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, as well as other senior officials. The Secretary-General and Prime Minister Conte will hold a joint media stakeout following their meeting, Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said during the daily briefing at the UN headquarters.

On Wednesday morning, the Secretary-General will address a Special session that will take place at the Italian Senate. In his remarks, he will discuss global challenges and will appeal for a renewed commitment to multilateralism and international solidarity, said Dujarric. The following day, the Secretary-General will travel to Brindisi to mark the 25thanniversary of the UN Global Service Center, a facility providing crucial support to peacekeeping operations. The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs will also address the anniversary ceremony.

On Friday, at the Holy See, the Secretary-General will have an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis. (@OnuItalia)