President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella will be in New York from May 5 to 7

Apr 27, 2024 1117

The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, will arrive in New York on Sunday, May 5, for a visit that will last until Tuesday, May 7. After landing at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport, the head of state will travel to the Metropolitan Museum, where he and director Max Hollein will visit the museum's permanent collection and the exhibition "The Harlem renaissance and transatlantic modernism."

The president, who will be accompanied by his daughter Laura during the visit, will then move to the residence of Italy's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maurizio Massari, for a lunch hosted by the representation.

The next morning the Italian head of state will arrive at the United Nations headquarters, where Mattarella is scheduled to address the Conference on the Status of Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal number 16, dedicated to Peace, Justice and Institutions for Sustainable Development. The event was organized by the Italian Permanent Representation, as well as the UN secretariat. President Mattarella will then travel to the Italian Permanent Representation, where he will meet with staff, followed by a number of UN officials. He is then scheduled to meet with representatives of the Italian community at the Metropolitan Club. In the afternoon Mattarella will return to the Glass Palace for some "official talks," which will be followed by a dinner hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The third and final day, Tuesday, May 7, will also begin at the United Nations, where the head of state is scheduled to hold talks with the president of the UN General Assembly, Dennis Francis. The meeting will be followed by an address by President Mattarella before the General Assembly, titled "Italy, the United Nations and Multilateralism to Address Common Challenges," after which a reception will be held in Mattarella's honor, attended by representatives of all member states and observers, as well as senior U.N. officials.

The head of state will then move to the Italian Academy at Columbia University, where he will be welcomed by President Nemak Shakif and the academy's director, David Freedberg. The president will have a meeting with the board of trustees of the Italian Academy. At the conclusion of the visit, Mattarella will meet with the staff of the Consulate General of Italy in New York, along with Consul Fabrizio Di Michele, before leaving and returning to Italy.

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