Netanyahu set for day of meetings with leaders on UN sidelines

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to hold a series of diplomatic meetings in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, which kicks off in a few hours.

Netanyahu will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at 11:45 a.m. (6:45 p.m. in Israel), followed by sit-downs with Paraguayan President Santiago Peña at 1:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. Israel) and Ukraine’s embattled president Volodymyr Zelensky at 3:25 p.m. (10:25 p.m. Israel), all at UN headquarters.

He will cap the day of talks by making his way across 1st Avenue at 5 p.m. (midnight in Israel) to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Turkish mission to the UN.

All four of the foreign leaders are scheduled to speak at the General Assembly today, along with US President Joe Biden, who will meet with Netanyahu in New York later in the week.

Also on the UN lineup today is Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Netanyahu will be riding the pine at the UN until he is slated to speak on Friday.

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